The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics

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Nove, Alexander (Alec) N. (1915–1994)

  • P. J. D. Wiles
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Born in Leningrad, of a Polish–Jewish family Novakovski, Alec Nove would say he felt like a Russian. His father was a Menshevik and his uncle a Bolshevik. He used as a small boy to listen to them arguing, and respected his uncle more. His native language was Russian. The family emigrated to London shortly after the Revolution.


Nove, A. N. Planning Socialism Stalinism, political economy of 

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