[Marxism] The Russia Question

Paul Flewers rfls12802 at blueyonder.co.uk
Mon Nov 23 15:54:16 MST 2009


What I found somewhat worrying about some of the 'revisionist' historians in
respect of the Terror was that there seemed to be an attempt to detect a
democratic impulse during the purges, as if denouncing your boss for
sabotage to the secret police was somehow on a par with the workers'
struggles for their class interests in the soviets during the time of the
October Revolution.

I wonder if the former is a conscious or unconscious reflection of the
Maoists' romantic portrayal of the Cultural Revolution as a working-class
uprising, rather than as a squalid dog-fight within the Chinese bureaucracy.

Paul F












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