[Marxism] Secular Chauvinism (was How to answer these questions?)

Ian Pace ian at ianpace.com
Tue Aug 1 14:52:19 MDT 2006


Yoshie: It seems to me that brutal liquidation of the left and/or the 
right --
often bloodier than what happened in the Iranian Revolution -- appears
to be more the norm than the exception in the long history of formerly
existing socialism.  You might compare Iran with former Soviet
republics in Central Asia, too:

I can believe that, but would take exception at describing those regimes as 
'formerly existing socialism'. I don't accept there's anything 'socialist' 
at all about societies not remotely controlled by and for workers.

Ian







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