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And Ever the Twain Shall Meet

And Ever the Twain Shall Meet G P Deshpande IT was that most formidable of the "communist demons", Loon Trotsky, who once said that Europe had produced two great things: one a great ideology and the other a great technology. It was his view that while the ideology travelled east, the technology travelled west. The two, he insisted, had to meet. His dream, it seems, is coming true; except that on the way it has become a nightmare. The technology that he talked about has over the years demonstrated, in Vietnam and elsewhere, what a monstrous force it can be. As regards the ideology, nobody seems to know what it means or ever meant. At any rate, the latest American rendezvous with Comrade Brezhnev, which ended on Monday, the 25th, had very little to do with it.

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