ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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A Little More Natural G P D IT seems that the inconceivable might happen after all. The leader of the Chinese delegation to Moscow for talks with the 'social imperialists' suddenly became aware of "the glorious revolutionary tradition" of the Soviet people. The purist might say that the Chinese had never questioned it. He would be right too. The Chinese, like socialists all over the world who do not confuse the traditions of the people with those, of the rulers, have always distinguished between governments and peoples, and so on. However, lately the official speech employed by various Chinese diplomats visiting Moscow had not been so generous. They had tended to be rather reticent about the tradition. They have, of course, been very vocal about the doubtful traditions of the Soviet rulers. It came, therefore, as a minor surprise that the term 'revolutionary tradition' was heard in Moscow after such a long time. Even the socialists in Moscow do not use it very often these days.

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