[Marxism] Bonapartism [Re: Chavez was right [was: RE: Chávez and Holocaust indifference]]

Nestor Gorojovsky nmgoro at gmail.com
Mon Sep 28 13:16:17 MDT 2009

I believe that Suresh has put the whole thing in its right perspective,
particularly where he (she? sorry, can´t tell from afar and through the
e-mail) states:

 > the problem isn't so much a character flaw as the difficult
> nature of the social transformation. A Cincinnatus or any reactionary
> despot can simply put down the opposition, restore the status quo,
> and be done with his duties if he should choose, but the same cannot
> be said for any socialist or left-wing nationalist dictator.

Please realize that the example of Cincinnatus can be counterposed by 
the example of the Tribunus Plebis (e. g. the Gracchi), which figure to 
become definitely effective had to turn itself into - Imperator!!! It is 
seldom forgotten that the power of the Imperator, initially, came from 
the remains of the Popular party, which was the characteristic party of 
the Tribuni Plebis.

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