The crisis of the Communist world has not come to an end; it has only begun.
That the Russians, by spilling enough blood, could reestablish military control over Budapest, was never in doubt. But their reduction of Hungary to the status of an occupied country merely intensifies those contradictions that had led to such bitter struggles within the realm of totalitarian power. The reverberations of the Hungarian revolution will remain with us for years to come.
In the special issue of DISSENT we tried to compose a preliminary analysis of the East European events; we hope in the spring issue to print an “outline history” of the Hungarian revolution. Meanwhile, a few additional points:...
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