Essay: Reflections on The Revolution in China

Living as we are through the greatest global democratic awakening in history, it is hard not to feel the thrill Wordsworth felt when contemplating the French Revolution ("Bliss was it in that dawn to be alive/ But to be young was very heaven!"). Of course Wordsworth lived to regret it. But there will be time for that later. Now is the time to thrill.

At the stunning uprising in China, of course. But it is only the latest event in the democratic demarche, which began with the Philippines and Korea and has now reached wondrous proportions.

-- In Lithuania the Soviet-installed,...

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