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THE UNFINISHED REVOLUTION (1917-1967) by Isaac Deutscher. 115 pages. Oxford University. $3.75.

The Russian Revolution of 1917 is 50 years old, and it is tempting to say that never have so many been disillusioned by so few about so much. The small band of revolutionaries who seized power in Russia achieved a momentous transformation of their country and of the world. Perhaps even more extraordinary are the changes in the nature of Communism itself that took place during that half-century. The vision of the great socialist Utopia collapsed first under bloody totalitarianism, was eroded further by a crude Russian imperialism, and is...

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