A leading Soviet authority on the national liberation movement in the Third World deals in extenso with theory and practice as of the mid-1970s. He describes the "new type of revolutionary democracy" which, after the conquest of political independence, has appeared as the movement enters an economic and social phase, developing the capacity to move toward scientific socialism. Much depends, of course, on the global struggle between imperialism and socialism and, if the point needs stressing, "on the policy and tactics of local Communists."
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