[Marxism] Moderator's note/China

Louis Proyect lnp3 at panix.com
Thu Nov 23 15:16:54 MST 2006


Marvin:
>Given that they were financing these activities, it was understandable the
>Soviets would be paying keen attention and trying to shape the program and
>tactics of the Comintern and its sections. The Soviets had been through the
>experience and successfully taken power so so their authority was largely
>accepted rather than imposed.

Of course it was accepted, but it was wrong. Parties have to make 
their own mistake. One of the good things about Cuba, among many good 
things, is that it never used its authority to direct Latin American 
revolutionary parties. OLAS was about as close Cuba came to having 
this kind of relationship, but the formation was more an attempt to 
coordinate armed struggles rather than to set the line of march for 
particular parties.





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