Revisiting old problems

Louis N Proyect lnp3 at
Wed Jun 5 08:23:22 MDT 1996

On Wed, 5 Jun 1996 TimW333521 at wrote:
> (1) The common characteristic of "what went wrong" in USSR, China, Vietnam,
> Cuba, etc., is clearly the decision of the leadership to impose a
> revolutionary strategy at the expense of its inviligation by the masses
> through real democratic forms.  Louis seems to be suggesting that they made
> this choice (Sophie's choice?) because invigilation would have inevitably led
> to counter-revolution.  If this is the case, then socialism is truly
> impossible in these lesser developed nations.

Louis: Goddamnit, Tim, when are you going to stop using those Scrabble
game-buster words like "inviligation" (or is it invigilation?). Ok, I
challenge you. That is not in the dictionary. Put your tiles back in and
lose a turn if you can't prove it's a word.

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