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By force of thought : irregular memoirs of an intellectual journey

Author: János Kornai
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, ©2006.
Series: ACLS Humanities E-Book.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The intellectual autobiography of an economist influential in both command economies and free market economies that discusses his life, work, and the social and political environment during the  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Biography
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Kornai, János.
By force of thought.
Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, ©2006
(DLC) 2006049406
(OCoLC)70167847
Named Person: János Kornai; János Kornai
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: János Kornai
ISBN: 9780262277440 0262277441 9781429460927 142946092X
OCLC Number: 123180746
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (xix, 461 pages, [32] pages of plates) : illustrations
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: My family and youth--1928-1944 --
How I became a communist--1945-1947 --
On a communist newspaper--1947-1955 --
Waking up--1953-1955 --
The beginning of a research career--1955-October 23, 1956 --
Revolution and after--October 23, 1956-1959 --
My universities--1957-1959 --
The economic application of mathematical methods--1957-1968 --
Traveling to the West--1963 onward --
Against the current--1967-1970 --
Institute, university, and academy--1967 onward.
Series Title: ACLS Humanities E-Book.
Responsibility: János Kornai.

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