Chronicles Magazine REVIEWS

La Vie en Rouge

The sins of South Africa are once again heavy on the American conscience. The flaws and contradictions built into her multiracial social organization are subjected to the most minute scrutiny . . .

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    Marxism and Its Guardian

    Inequality under socialism—or under putative socialism—remains largely unknown and barely under­ stood in the West even by the educated public. If by now the political practices of countries insisting on being called socialist (sometimes even...

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    A Survivor...So Far

    Shevchenko, the highest ranking Soviet diplomat ever to defect, arguably knows more about the moti­vation, reasoning, mechanics, and personalities of the Soviet foreign poli­cy establishment than any American.

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    A Vibrant Voice

    The voice in Stevie Smith's poetry is genuine. So, too, is the intelligence, grand and pointed enough to under stand human vulnerability to arrogance, cruelty, doubt, sin.

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    Samizdat Philistine

    It is a mistake to assume that under the conditions of totalitarianism, culture naturally separates, like oil and vinegar, into two discrete layers: the official, government layer and the subterranean, clandestine one. Instead, rather like the...

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