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ZIMBABWE- Return to Legality or Recipe for Instability

Communist party, for instance, has declined to pay much attention to the Now Right and one of its leaders, Pierre Juquin, has said; "The true Right is sitting in the Elysee Palace." Although it has surfaced at a time of economic crisis, the New Right is still essentially a phenomenon of the superstructure. It corresponds to a general loss of spiritual direction in the midst of material well-being and to the realisation, still unacceptable to many people, that Europe is no longer at the centre of world history. Hence, for the time being, its activities are confined to the rarefied upper regions inhabited by French intellectuals, and even there it represents a very small minority of opinion. The man in the street appears to be wholly uninterested in its postur- in-gs. At the same time, it may be dangerous to dismiss the New Right Out of hand. If the West ever succumbs to some fatal temptation as a way out of its present crisis, these conceited, little neo-Nietchzeans could prove to be the cultural shock troops of a new barbarism.

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