This book explores whether the Marxism-Leninism system could actually be salvaged by a new approach to the economic and political problems of a communist country. It examines the policy of production by contract that would deal not only with economies but also with changes in the political order.
1. Introduction 2. Marxism-Leninism in the Soviet Union and the PRC: Utopia in Crisis 3. Economic Problems of Socialism 4. Adjustment and Reform of the Chinese Economy After 1978 5. The PRC's Economy on the Reformist Road: Achievements, Problems, and Perspectives 6. Crisis of Authority: The Communist Party in Reform 7. How to Treat the Masses 8. Ideology and Politics 9. The PRC in Crisis