[Marxism] Kargalitsky on Kosovo
stolz at left.ru
stolz at left.ru
Sat Apr 3 20:52:16 MST 2004
> Serbian nationalists are no more decent and
> honorable than the Albanians who incite riots and murder. In feuds like
> this there are no good guys, just the bad and the very bad.
The above is shit. But let us assume it is true, which it isn't.
At any rate, one of the sides counts on imperialist support.
Doesn't this sound an alarm bell in Kagarlitski's "Marxist" mind?
Néstor Miguel Gorojovsky
Dear Nestor, your unerring intuition ever feels a rat when there is one
in the vicinity of one hundred miles.
Kagarlitsky is what we call in Russia "the comprador left". His feeding
are mostly in the West--the broad liberal Left (formerly anti-Soviet,
now anti-Russian), with its infrustructure foundations, conferences and
other pleasant trifles -- so he takes care to be a good pal of Western
governments. To put it simply, it is scandalous that the Western Left
still considers "our Boris" a "socialist voice from Russia". I mean
SCANDALOUS. Till recently he worked as a head of the political
department (!) in "Novaya Gazeta" , a rabbidly anti-communist rag for
who anyone left to Friedman and Hayek is the "enemy of open society."
We did several exposes of Kagarlitsky and his gang in the last couple of
years. Now Kagarlitsky is a director of the Institute for Globalization
Studies (IPROG), a "structure" with rather suspicious sources of funding
and political connections. Just to give you a sense of what we mean by
the "comprador Left" this is a snippet from our recent article "The Fakes".
What is IPROG? Who finances this institute? What are its goals?
Unfortunately, we cannot answer even the first question due to the
absolute lack of any information about it in the official website of
IPROG. Clearly, it is not an educational institution, there is no
mentioning of professors, students and the like. Perhaps then IPROG
conducts some scientific research? It does not look like that. There is
no program of research, no publications in scholarly journals, no
research departments are listed and no information given of scholarly
degrees and achievents of the Institute's members. It is also clear
that at least some of them have no relation to science. No documents
published on its website can be called scholarly even remotely.
The Institute does not provide any information about the sources of
financing, though even in Russia this has become a norm, at least for
the NGO type of organizations. Fortunately, some light on this question
has been shed by some frank public statements made by the IPROR leadres,
the Director Boris kagarlitsky and his deputy Dmitry Glinsky. This what
they said in their interview to the press agency APN a year ago, when
Kagarlitsky was appointed as IPROG's director. We quote the text of the
APN interview in entirety.
"RUSSIAN INTELLIGENTSIA HAS BECOME A VICTIM OF AN "ECONOMIC GENOCIDE."
LEFT SOCIOLOGISTS PUT THEIR HOPES ON "STRATEGICALLY MINDED PART OF
FOREIGN BUSINESS CIRCLES" RATHER THAN ON THEIR OWN GOVERNMENT.
30 September 2002
At their press conference today, the Director of IPROG Boris Kagarlitsky
and his deputy Dmitry Glinsky have announced that due to the fact that
Russian economy is based on the export of raw materials, those Russians
who are under 50 and hold scientific degrees in other disciplines other
than economics as a rule cannot have successful carier and therefore
become implacable "antiglobalists" and form a social base for political
radicalism and extremism.
"In the conditions of a peripheral, dependent capitalism Russian
government no longer controls the situation in the country" - thinks
Dmitry Glinsky. This is why, in the opinion of the IPROG experts, only
"the strategically minded part" of the transnational capital could stop
the social degradation in Russia, threatening a "guarilla war" against
the world order.
Today's press-conference presented the IPROG in its new shape. IPROG
was founded in 1995 by Mikhail Deliagin who for many years worked as
expert on economy for the President and the government. This spring
Deliagin returned to the state service as the assistant of
prime-minister Mikhail Kasianov and put at the helmet of the Instirute
the well-known left socialogist Boris Kagarlitsky. Since then the
Institute's stuff has grown significantly, it collaborates with a number
of international projects and shows potential for becoming influential
left intellectual center.
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