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Post-Communist Societies Return of the Reformed Natives

'Post-Communist' Societies: Return of the Reformed Natives Dawa Norbu THE velvet revolutions of 1989 and 1991 evoked more emotional response than critical reflection, and quite understandably so. They represented a multi-faceted victory for the 'free world' winning the cold war without firing a single shot. Hence, several enterprising writers rushed to such sensational conclusions as the death of Communism or 'extinction of Leninism' (as if powerful idea- systems with nearly 80 years of action consequences could die like flies) and 'transition to democracy' (as if these fragmented societies could switch over from one type of regime to another as easily as switching TV programmes).

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