Australian Left Review

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Margins: Polar Politics


David Burchell


When Mikhail Gorbachev claims to be a socialist in the mould of Willy Brandt and the Swedish SAP (ALR 133, October), we really know Communism is dead. Not that we ought to take Gorbachev's miraculous conversion on the road from the Crimea too seriously In itself; after thirty years or more as a member of the CFSU, his sudden (re)discovery of Western social democracy seemed a little forced.



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