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Ferment in Eastern Europe

Ferment in Eastern Europe Lessons for Leftists in India Arun Ghosh EASTERN Europe has been in the news of late. The events in Poland and Hungary have been historic to say the least. And now the German Democratic Republic is also in for cataclysmic changes. One hears of rumblings in Czechoslovakia also. The ferment one sees in central Europe has doubtless been building up for some time: the opportunity for formal and visible protest has also doubtless arisen as a result of Gorbachev's perestroika in the USSR, and his reluctance to commit Russian troops to restore 'order' in central Europe, in the tradition of 1953,

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