Freedom and the Ashcan of History (1959)
If one’s first response to Mr Deutscher’s essay is a rush of feeling which I shall keep myself from describing, one’s second response is a kind of gratitude: good, let it all come out into the open. For Mr Deutscher is an authoritative spokesman for a political-intellectual tendency of growing importance; only babes will suppose his attack on Pasternak to involve serious literary issues: it is neither more nor less than apolitical act.
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