Lichtheim, George
October 1967
Foreign Affairs;Oct67, Vol. 46 Issue 1, p78
In this article the author examines the state of the world communist movement 50 years after the 1917 Russian Revolution. In China, the cultural revolution is too grotesque wholly to escape the penalty of ridicule. The Chinese have come to stress the purity of their own system as compared to the once admired Soviet model, which is rejected as insufficiently egalitarian and tainted by bourgeois corruption. The author concludes that nothing can cure the Chinese of their notion that they are building communism, though in fact they are laying the foundation of yet another state-capitalist structure.


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