Forwarded from Nestor (CLR James)

Jose G. Perez jgperez at
Fri May 23 05:40:04 MDT 2003

Louis wrote:

>>On the substance. If you want some citations, just enter "bourgeois
nationalism" and Peron into google. You will get back 43 references,
including this backhanded support for Thatcher's war against Argentina,
which is symptomatic of the sort of thing that Nestor was calling
attention to:<<

I did "Castro" and "bourgeois nationalism." And got 152 hits. Including this
chestnut on Fidel's position on the arrest of Pinochet in Britain at the
orders of a Spanish judge:

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As for the "moral" side of the question, this amounts to little more than
revolutionary posturing. In the end, it is the "political aspect" that
decides the Cuban leader's attitude toward the event. Here it is a matter of
the "realpolitik" of a radical bourgeois nationalist regime, suffering from
the combined impact of the collapse of its main patron, the Soviet Union,
and the economic blockade imposed by US imperialism.

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And then there was "Castroism and the Politics of Petty-Bourgeois
Nationalim," described as "A lecture by Bill Vann" -- and although I'm not
sure who he is, he is undoubtedly a white person, so he is very qualified to
"lecture" darkies about the sins of nationalism.


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