[Marxism] work - ability - needs

Angelus Novus fuerdenkommunismus at yahoo.com
Fri Jun 13 04:13:40 MDT 2008

Shane Mage:

> We know that Stalinism destroyed this possibility in

> Russia and  China, and smothers it in Cuba.

The word "Stalinism" seems to play a similar role in
the Trotskyist lexicon that "authoritarian" plays for
Anarchists.  Namely, it is an empty signifier without
much clear meaning that serves to express the
disapproval or distaste of the speaker.

Subsuming China, the USSR, DDR, Cuba et al to a single
category obscures far more than it explains.


More information about the Marxism mailing list