100 years after the October revolution, the shadow of autocracy is the dominant state residing Europe. Dust has sited upon historical time and the social movements seem now grey and distant.
The picture of today's Europe, is the picture that conservative neo-liberalism describes to be. Democracy lies broken on the feet of contemporary bunkers: banks and international corporations choose the fate of countries, driving whole societies to sink under the burden of depts. Close by, fear and hate are the feelings hatched in the heart of European cities. Nationalistic movements, Christian fanatics and neo-nazis have started building governments and gathering their armies in order to defend "Europe" against immigrants, leftists, activists and homosexuals.
In this desert, under the new millenia politics, the specters are not dying either. And the specters of liberty are still haunting Europe. It can't be otherwise. As Lenin once quoted, the most important thing when ill is to never lose heart.