[Marxism] Counterpunch joins the pro-Assad brigades

Louis Proyect lnp3 at panix.com
Sat Aug 6 10:17:25 MDT 2011

On 8/6/11 12:08 PM, Michael Smith wrote:
> Moralizing strikes me as not only a waste of time but,
> dare I say it, rather un-Marxist.

That's not what the debate is about. It is about the refusal of some on 
the left to support democratic struggles in countries that Nicholas 
Cristof writes op-eds against.

This is really a hoary debate on the left going back to the 30s when 
Trotsky was accused of undermining socialism in the USSR by writing 
stinging attacks on Stalin that he paid for with his life.

Michael, you've said that 40 years ago you were a Maoist. Did you learn 
this kind of Stalinist thinking from when you were young or did you cook 
it up on your own more recently?

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