[Marxism] Is this what Ho Chi Minh struggled for?
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
For those who are curious, you can visit Vietnam's government official
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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