At the conclusion of the WorId Events article in the October Monthly Review I asked the question: "Why do stalwart supporters of the West trek to the East?" The answer is partly a matter of fact and partly a matter of belief. If the Russians and the Chinese have actually found a workable approach to abundance, peace, and social security, here is good reason for Westerners to trek East. If the East believes that it is on the track of such solutions, the West would do well to stop, look, and listen, because it is in desperate need of just this information.
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