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Paper Planes

S. Prasad

How did class consciousness, geography, elections, and the "shock of victory" create obstacles for the spread of the GotaGoGama commune?

"Struggles are often defeated not by the state but by the shock of their own victory. Once they have gathered momentum, movements tend to achieve their goals far quicker than anyone would have expected. The fall of the Rajapaksa regime happened so fast that no one seriously considered what would need to follow it. The window it had opened soon closed. The suffocating air of normalcy filled the room."