[Marxism] Did the Cuban Revolution enforce socialist realism?

Joaquín Bustelo jbustelo at gmail.com
Sun Dec 30 23:19:03 MST 2012


I have a very important criticism to make of Louis's article. Farber's 
position should not have been questioned or refuted. He should simply 
have been rejected.

That the idiots  in charge of the ISO or a big majority of the people in 
charge of Solidarity (my own organization) and the publications it 
sponsors accept Farber is no excuse. The reality is that for (almost) 50 
years Sam Farber has been telling us the Cuban Revolution has been a 
fake and a fraud, and the imperialists have been telling us there  is 
nothing on the surface of this planet that they hate more than the Cuban 
Revolution.

Honestly, and with no disrespect to comrade Farber [I couldn't bring 
myself to say "compañero Farber"] ... I believe the imperialists.

Joaquín


On 12/29/2012 7:46 PM, Louis Proyect wrote:
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> One of the things that becomes depressingly obvious as you begin 
> reading Samuel Farber’s “Cuba since the Revolution of 1959: a critical 
> assessment” is its refusal to acknowledge anything positive about the 
> system. It is a methodology that he learned on the sectarian left and 
> that has been reinforced by the particular brand of 
> Sovietology/Cubanology he developed over decades in the academy. It is 
> the approach of the District Attorney who is making the case against 
> the defendant, footnotes included. I learned the sectarian way to do 
> it through 11 years of membership in the SWP, all geared to making the 
> “enemy” of the party some kind of guilty perp.
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> full: 
> http://louisproyect.wordpress.com/2012/12/30/did-the-cuban-revolution-enforce-socialist-realism/
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