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November 16, 1987

Writer Yuri Polyakov of the Soviet Union blames Soviet backwardness on "Flaws of the Cult of One Personality" (Op-Ed Page, Nov. 2) as opposed to the inherent "nature" of the socialist system.

But how can a system that idolizes government as a solution to all our problems help but project as a cult figure the person chosen to head that government?

The role of the Gorbachev personality in current Soviet politics belies Polyakov's assertion that the "tradition" has ended.

VINCE CICORIA

Playa del Rey

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