arguing each point that I was making and instead give them thebooklet to read.At the time, the Cold War was at its peak and that, more than thesocial and ecological problems, was the main concern. Today, the danger of a global nuclear conflict between thecapitalist West and the Soviet Union has disappeared, as theSoviet Union no longer exists. The first experiment of creating anew socio-economic organism directed by Humanistic ideals of fairness and justice has been made to fail. This attempt probably was doomed from the start; born from adestructive war and revolution in a society still under-developedand still with a feudal mentality, opposed from within and fromoutside, surrounded by countries with governments determined tocrush it in its cradle, it was compelled to acquire a siegementality.In such an environment, it was bound to develop into adictatorship. As it is the consequence of every dictatorship, iteventually produced a new privileged class and it becamecorrupt, the people lost their innocence and their belief in theideals for which, in the beginning, they were prepared even togive their life. This first failed experiment was not in vain. It produced reactionsin the rest of the world that forced the insensitive Capitalistestablishment to limit their exploitation of the Human resourcesunder their power, or at least to pay lip service to the sameHuman ideals that the Socialists were aspiring to. I hope that theexperience of this first failed attempt will show the pitfalls to beavoided, and will show us a more enlightened way to be adoptedin the next attempt that, I am sure, will eventually take shape(1980s).