[Marxism] New Deal or Popular Front

Adam Richmond adambrichmond at yahoo.com
Sat Dec 27 19:35:08 MST 2008

As a political personality resembles neither FDR or Blum. Ethnically is an outsider, like Blum, to the ethnic base of the ruling elite but the similarity ends.

Leon Blum was socialist and the leader of a working class political party.   Blum was politicized by the Dreyfus affair and represented a breakthrough of sorts against French anti-Jewish sentiment. 

If Jesse Jackson became a socialist and then became president, it would be a closer match.  Obama is notable for his distance from the civil rights movement and his pro-capitalist commitment.  

--- On Sat, 12/27/08, abu hartal <abuhartal at hotmail.com> wrote:

> From: abu hartal <abuhartal at hotmail.com>
> Subject: [Marxism] New Deal or Popular Front
> To: "Adam Richmond" <adambrichmond at yahoo.com>
> Date: Saturday, December 27, 2008, 3:54 PM
> Perhaps Obama better compares to Leon Blum than FDR
> 1)first ethnic outsider elected PM/President
> 2) supporter of some progressive legislation
> 3) guided by an underconsumptionist theory of economic
> crisis, he could not 
> not solve the crisis. 
> 4) anemically supportive of worker sit ins
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