[Marxism] Kagarlitsky on "The Ukraine Reality Show"

Nestor Gorojovsky nestorgoro at fibertel.com.ar
Fri Dec 17 17:48:41 MST 2004


Respuesta a: Re: [Marxism] Kagarlitsky on "The Ukraine Reality
Remitido por: michael karadjis
Fecha: Viernes 17 de Diciembre de 2004 
Hora: 23:22
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> > I think Boris Kagarlitsky's article here is a useful reality check
> > to some of the 'West versus mother Russia' stuff we've tended to see
> > in much left analysis of the events in the Ukraine (almost to the
> > point that one might think Russia was still a 'socialist' country or
> > something).T MK
> 

The question, actually, should be posed as follows:  "Is Russia an 
imperialist country, now that it is not a socialist (or transitional, 
or what the heck) society any more"?

Answer is "yes", and you can extract a set of different issues.

Answer "no", and the set of issues changes dramatically.  Because if 
so, then the first consequence is that the "West" _is_ against Russia 
just as it is against any non imperialist country.  Whatever the 
features of the local regime.

And (second), those who attack people defending Russia from 
imperialist attack are, by an unsavory trick of life, siding with the 
"West", that is with the imperialist bourgeoisies.

God forbid.

Néstor Miguel Gorojovsky
nestorgoro at fibertel.com.ar

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Buenos Aires, 1822
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