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Something whispered within the first man to start the ball rolling—where was it? Perhaps in the Caucasus or Pamir. —America is the end of the road. There is nowhere else to go to—that you could possibly call a "new" world, at least. There is something final about America. For an American to move eastward, in reverse, is like swimming against the tide or cutting against the grain: like putting back the hands of a clock (which is said to be bad for the clock), revisiting scenes of your childhood, and thinking back to that barbarous epoch of knee pants and yo-yos.

Otherwise, they would argue, in what way was it superior to their system? It would be a valid argument. There should be, certainly, a true polarity of opinion. The two Parties ought to represent standpoints impossible to merge. Can we decide at what point a Party attains a sufficient degree of divergence from its rival to satisfy the requirements of authentic democracy? At least we can explore this question. 6 THE DISINTEGRATION OF PARTY POLARITY In every political belief its opposite is implicit, one dogging the other as the night the day: just as white is logically in­volved with black: or as the idea of heat is contingent upon the idea of cold, and vice versa.

For the American, this seems to have the force of a biological law. After all, man­kind, regarded as a migratory horde, started in Asia and fol­lowed the sun. " something whispered within the first man to start the ball rolling—where was it? Perhaps in the Caucasus or Pamir. —America is the end of the road. There is nowhere else to go to—that you could possibly call a "new" world, at least. There is something final about America. For an American to move eastward, in reverse, is like swimming against the tide or cutting against the grain: like putting back the hands of a clock (which is said to be bad for the clock), revisiting scenes of your childhood, and thinking back to that barbarous epoch of knee pants and yo-yos.

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