Paul Cockshott wpc at
Fri May 10 06:41:36 MDT 1996

	The question is to what extent the *workers* were making the
decisions in Soviet military and foreign policy.  If the decisions of an
oppressing class have some collateral benefit to the proletariat, which
benefit the proletariat may or may not have hoped for, they still cannot be
judged as decisions of the proletariat.

Paul C
This objection is only relevant if one thinks
a) that the USSR was not a workers state
b) that had it been one, and lacked nuclear weapons, then the
   McArthur would still have had his request to use nuclear weapons
   against Korea and China turned down.

Whatever one thinks of proposition (a), (b) seems implausible.
Paul Cockshott

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