Brzezinski, Zbigniew
April 1963
Foreign Affairs;Apr1963, Vol. 41 Issue 3, p513
This article talks about the threat and opportunity in the Communist Schism. It is noted that the failure of international Communism to prevent the schism appears to be rooted in certain generic peculiarities of Communism itself. First of all, the importance attached by Communists to ideology means that there must always be a general line guiding the tactics and the strategy of the movement. Second, the common emphasis on the Marxist-Leninist ideology became a liability when the movement expanded to embrace some 40 percent of the world's population. Thus, the ideology was particularly inadequate to cope with the problems both of the leading Communist state, the Soviet Union, and of the Communist parties of the more developed societies.


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