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Review: The Great Transformation: The Political and Economic Origins of Our TimeUser Review - Tim - Goodreads
This is probably one of the least-read of the most important books of the 20th century. Part of Polanyi's problem is that his book does not easily fit into one field - neither sociology nor history ... Read full review
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Review: The Great Transformation: The Political and Economic Origins of Our TimeUser Review - Goodreads
[Forced myself to write a critique/summary for myself after carefully reading this classic. It's a bit long, but may be interesting for some others here. I thought it was great. It's not an all ...
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