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struggle is a protracted and complicated process because the contradictions emerging from the political and economic crisis take time to mature into a revolutionary situation. This requires sustained effort to educate and politicise the masses. Kothari is critical of the advocates of revolution precisely for the above reason for he thinks their argument prevents working for ^progress progressively" (p40). Using the same logic the other way round it is evident that Kothari is skirting the issue of change as well. It appears he wants revolutionary changes (assuming Kothari is serious about the democratization programme which requires changes of revolutionary proportions) without revolution.