Although 1989 and 1991 witnessed more spectacular events, 1990 was a year of embryonic change in Russia: Article 6 of the constitution was abolished, and with it the Party's monopoly on political power. This fascinating collection of documentary evidence crystalises the aspirations of the Russian people in the days before Communism finally fell. It charts - among many other social developments - the appearance of new political parties and independent trade unions, the rapid evolution of mass media, the emergence of a new class of entrepreneurs, a new openness about sex and pornography and a sudden craze for hot-air ballooning, banned under the Communist regime.
New 463pp. Octavo [21cm]; illustrated wraps. Most people in the United States have been trained to recognize fascism in movements such as Germany's Third Reich or Italy's National Fascist Party, where charismatic demagogues manipulate incensed, vengeful masses. We rarely think of fascism as linked to the essence of monopoly-finance capitalism, operating under the guise of American free-enterprise.
Part of the Monopoly franchise. Also available on the PlayStation 2 and Xbox. From the developers of Mat Hoffman's Pro BMX and Spec Ops: Covert Assault. Average critic review score of 6/10. Genre: Skill & Chance, Sub-Genre: Board Games, Non Military. ESRB Rating: EVERYONE
Now play one of the most popular board games of all time on your PlayStation 2. Buy properties, make deals and build hotels - all of the things you love about the original. But now everyone gets to play at the same time. With this new game everyone rolls the dice at the same time and then you do all of the things you are familiar with like drawing cards from the Community Chest, landing in jail and passing Go to collect $200.
It's been twenty years and two election cycles since Information, a powerful search engine monopoly, pioneered the switch from warring nation-states to global microdemocracy. The corporate coalition party Heritage has won the last two elections. With another election on the horizon, the Supermajority is in tight contention, and everything's on the line.
Since the victory of the 1949 revolution the incumbency of the Chinese Communist Party has been characterized by an almost relentless struggle to legitimize its monopoly on political power. During the Mao era, attempts to derive legitimacy focused primarily on mass participation in political affairs, a blend of Marxist and nationalist ideology, and the charismatic authority of Mao Zedong.