Hope Dies Eternal

December 1982
National Review;12/10/1982, Vol. 34 Issue 24, p1527
The article focuses on the political system in the Soviet Union. It is a tightly constricted country whose institutions are set in bureaucratic concrete. It has been observed that the legitimacy of the Soviet system rests on the assumption that it is a revolutionary regime at war with the nonsocialist world. The Communist Party is in permanent and final conflict with the capitalist world. General Secretary of the Communist Party Yuri Andropov orchestrated the crushing of Solidarity in Poland and supported the current operation in Afghanistan.


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