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On a Belated Apology for the Soviet Regime

On a Belated Apology for the Soviet Regime Paresh Chattopadhyay WHILE laying down the task for Andropov's successor (EPW, February 18) as well as his regime's critics (who include the "black intellectuals'' from the South and the (white) Marxists from the West) and mounting a well- deserved attack on Reagan, Kohl, Mitterand e tutti quanti (admonishing, in passing, the Chinese for "misreading Soviet power'') GPD has valiantly tried, at this late hour, to portray the 'developed socialist society' in conteur de rose. Though all praise for his valour and his remarkable capacity for drawing conclusions without any serious supporting demonstration we, as non-specialists, may be forgiven for making a few observations on his column.

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