[Marxism] Walter and overposting

Louis Proyect lnp3 at panix.com
Sun Apr 9 09:57:00 MDT 2006

>i want to add my voice to this movement. i want walter on this list, but
>i want the cross-posting to decrease by an order of magnitude, and for
>walter to start talking to / engaging with list members directly.
>les schaffer

Speaking of which, I pointed out that Hugo Blanco was unhappy with Humala's 
identification with General Juan Velasco, who took power in a coup in 1968 
and ruled until 1975 when he was overthrown by a rightwing coup. Is this 
something that the left should embrace? A bid to recreate Velasco's regime? 
It must be said that many of the themes appearing today in terms of 
continental unity, indigenous rights, nationalizations, friendship with 
Cuba, etc. appeared under Velasco. But his government was never really 
popular in the way that Hugo Chavez's was today. This is the reason I keep 
harping on the need to adopt a more scholarly approach to Latin American 
politics. Unless we understand the past, we cannot understand the 
challenges of the present. 

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