Paul_Cockshott wpc at
Fri Jun 16 05:20:05 MDT 1995

OF COURSE, capitalist propaganda is largely responsible for making
socialism into a "dirty word."  Scott, however, continues to deny the
role that the CPSU and the former Soviet leadership had in discrediting
The meaning of "socialism" in the USSR had no small role -- but not the
**primary** role -- in discrediting Marxists in the eyes of the masses
for over 50 years!
What discredits socialism today is defeat, not
what happened 50 years ago. Socialism never
had a higher level of support world wide than
in the late40s early 50's.
So long as it was strong, agressive and looked
like succeeding it enjoyed wide working class
support internationally.

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