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By Tammy Bruce
Topic - Jean-Jacques Rousseau
The word "revolution" is most often used in relation to events of the 18th and 19th centuries. We think of the American and French revolutions - dramatic upheavals that secured freedom and independence - but we also think of the increases in industrialism and consumerism that took place seemingly suddenly across the Western world.
How did the European left rationalize communism's crimes and transform itself into a viable political force after the fall of the Soviet Union? It's all explained in "Last Exit to Utopia: The Survival of Socialism in a Post-Soviet Era."
I thought I was simply speaking out loud what many Chinese thought. Instead, I seem to have alienated almost my entire country.