János Kornai, By Force of Thought: Irregular Memoirs of an Intellectual Journey. Translation by Brian McLean of A gondolat erejével. Rendhagyó önéletrajz, Budapest: Osiris, 2005. ( London and Cambridge, MA: MIT Press 2006) pp. xix + 461, $40.00 ISBN 0-262-11302-3.

For five decades János Kornai has been the most dedicated economist of the centrally-planned economies typical of the Soviet bloc since World War II to the 1990s. ...

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