[Marxism] Is this what Ho Chi Minh struggled for?

Louis Proyect lnp3 at panix.com
Sat Oct 24 06:44:15 MDT 2009


Fred Feldman wrote:
> 
> The debate over golf courses is a relatively new issue to come to popular
> consciousness, as far as I know The first time I have seen that directly
> fought over has been in Venezuela where Chavez has threatened to nationalize
> the golf courses because of the land and water they take from the poor. I do
> not know to what degree this is being implemented.

I am glad that Fred remembered what is going on with golf courses in 
Venezuela. What a dramatic example of two different political 
approaches. Indeed, the NEP reflected attempts to deal with the 
realities of socialist development in a capitalist world, but at least 
the Soviet leadership was very clear about what it was up to. 
Furthermore, it maintained a revolutionary foreign policy throughout. 
The Vietnamese leadership, on the other hand, is not exactly on the 
forefront of anti-imperialist struggle today. Despite my aversions to 
Iran's domestic policies, I have to give credit to Ahmadinejad's foreign 
policy initiatives.

For those who are curious, you can visit Vietnam's government official 
website:

http://www.chinhphu.vn/portal/page?_pageid=439,1&_dad=portal&_schema=PORTAL

Good luck finding any reference to socialism, anti-imperialism, etc. You 
might as well be visiting the Singapore or Philippines website.




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