Critical Reflections on the Fall Narrative of Communism

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Smrutipriya Pattnaik C Upendra


The paper critically addresses the fall narrative of the narrative of the failure of the communist experiment. By doing so it makes a conviction that the great fall may have had laid down communism’s burial but had not closed the spirit of revolution and emancipation. More than being loathsome to the violence the fall narrative hangs on to liberal-capitalist-democracy’s hatred for equality and justice. The paper commits to the claim that if the idea of “return to socialism” makes no sense, equally is senseless the triumphalism debate of liberal-capitalism. Saying so the commitment is for “return to the human self” whose even distant possibility lies in socialism only.

DOI: 10.5958/2347-6869.2018.00010.9

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Pattnaik, S., & Upendra, C. (2018). Critical Reflections on the Fall Narrative of Communism. SOCRATES, 6(2), 34-50. Retrieved from


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