The Question of Liberty

Baldwin, Roger N.
November 1941
New Republic;11/17/41, Vol. 105 Issue 20, p649
Presents a discussion related to civil liberties in the Soviet Union. Difficulties in appraising the character of civil liberties in a country which is admittedly a single-party dictatorship; Factors which conceivably afford a basis for change toward democratic institutions; Attempt of the Russian revolution of 1917 to bring about civil liberties; Organization of the a state as the declared instrument for the achievement of a socialist, and ultimately classless, society; Revelation of a form of industrial democracy in the Soviet Union that which gives fairly free play to critical faculties; Pressure on the government from below concerns only the administration of measures already established at the top; Availability of foreign news and literature in sharp contrast to domestic news in the press; Existence of religious freedom and equality in the status of the women with that of men.


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