Kerala

Louis N Proyect lnp3 at columbia.edu
Fri Feb 16 06:39:24 MST 1996


On Fri, 16 Feb 1996 ROSSERJB at jmu.edu wrote:

>      Well, after all that obnoxious introduction, I have a
> point.  What about the Keralan Communist Party as a model?
> Kerala under their rule has achieved very high educational
> levels and high life expectancy, even for a very poor state
> in a poor country, social outcomes comparable to those in Cuba.
> But they have done so without getting on AI's naughty list,
> without a Cult of Personality, without throwing opponents in jail or
> executing them, or any of the rest of that stuff that various
> people on this list seem to think is just great.  So, is this
> a good model or what?
> Barkley Rosser
> 

Louis: I think what is happening in Kerala is *absolutely* imperative for 
the left to study. I especially recommend Food First's publications on 
the Kerala model. Perhaps Berkeley can expand on this topic. We can all 
learn from the development approach being taken in Kerala, which actually 
has much in common with what the Sandinistas were trying to do in Nicaragua.


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