Inequality both within countries and between them is one of the chief suspects for the destabilization of the global political order. The Cold War was largely about the promotion of rival programs for solving inequality. What are the legacies of the struggles of the twentieth century for the battle against inequality today?
Jeremy S. Friedman is an assistant professor of business administration at the Harvard Business School. Friedman studies the history of communism, socialism, and revolution in Russia, China, and the developing world, examining how the project of socialist revolution and leftist thought more broadly evolved over the course of the twentieth century.