chapter  12
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THE POST-TOTALITARIAN BLUES

ByJacques Rupnik

Is this disenchantment part and parcel of any revolution? “Are all revolutions doomed to fail?” as Ralf Dahrendorf asks, hinging as they do on myths of unity, transparency, and innocence.2 Is it inevitable that a drift toward varieties of nationalism and authoritarianism will follow the first elections?