The breakup of the Communist camp in the 1960s is an event of world historic importance which may well rank with such crucial turning points as the break between the Western and the Eastern Church, the Reformation, or the halting of the Islamic onslaught on Western Europe in the 8th century. Radicals seem in general to have been just as little prepared for this event as the official analysts of the Establishment. This calls for some comment.
Radicals tend in their analysis to focus attention upon dynamic factors, upon the change and flux of history, while the defenders of the status quo tend to think in terms of equilibria and static models. But in the face of the Soviet phenomenon, radicals, it must be admitted, have been prone...
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