[Marxism] Could Socialists Not Use "Great" before Britain!

Einde O'Callaghan einde at gmx.de
Mon Nov 5 23:31:19 MST 2007


Louis Proyect schrieb:
> John Obrien wrote:
> 
>>The words to use are:
>> 
>>England
>>Scotland
>>Wales 
>>Ireland
>> 
>>You may wish to use the word: occupied - in front of any one of them if you like.
>> 
>> 
>>As far as what a lot of Americans may use in describing things or think - this List is not at that level (fortunately!) 
> 
> 
> I have no idea where this business about "Great Britain" being 
> pro-imperialist came from. Lenin used the term all the time. Could John 
> provide us with some article from the Irish radical movement that gets 
> into this question or is this just something that he is worked up about. 
> I really would like to read it.
> 
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Whatever about John O'Brien's position, the fact is that the vst 
majority of the socialists who live on the island refer to it - both 
country and island - as Britain.





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