[Marxism] Walter and overposting

Yavuz Tuyloglu yavuztuyloglu at yahoo.com
Sun Apr 9 10:54:53 MDT 2006

    CB wrote: 
  "Speaking of Latin American history, was General Simon Bolivar really all that progressive as a model for today ?"

  Louis says:
"Absolutely. In the 19th century, he was on the front-lines attacking 
Spanish colonialism and disunity. As a militant of the bourgeois 
revolution, we would put in the same category as an Abe Lincoln or a Garibaldi."

Absolutely? Even if Bolivar was quite reluctant to free slaves (not to face resentment from big landowners), and he did only as a strategic manouver. 

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