Heaven on Earth: The Rise and Fall of Socialism

Published on 24th January 2018 by

Heaven on Earth: The Rise and Fall of Socialism is a three hour long PBS documentary which gives a comprehensive overview of the history of socialism, first broadcast by PBS in 2005. The documentary was first broadcast in full but has also been broadcast as a three part mini-series made up of three one hour long episodes.

The first hour covers the rise of socialism, the second hour covers political revolutions from the 20th century, and the final hour covers the collapse of socialist/communist states and explains how capitalism has gained favoritism in formerly socialist states.


The companion book for this documentary was authored by Joshua Muravchik and was published two years prior to the first broadcast of the documentary, it follows a similar structure as the film. It is available to purchase in paperback, hardback and kindle formats.

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