Kerala, Communism and Human Development

Alexandre Fenelon afenelon at
Fri Mar 24 18:26:19 PST 2000

----- Original Message ----- From: Wojtek Sokolowski <sokol at> To: <lbo-talk at> Sent: Friday, March 24, 2000 4:29 PM Subject: Kerala, Communism and Human Development

> from another list.....
> looks like communism does work in practice - all we need to do is make
> VALID comparisons and avoid comparing apples to oranges. Any comments?
> Professor DeLong?
> wojtek

But why communist parties didn't achieve those impressive results in other countries? Even when they faced much more favorable conditions (The USSR and Eastern Europe countries, for instance?). Maybe democracy is the key to communist's success in Kerala? Any other explanations??


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