[Marxism] Chomsky on Lenin

Tristan Sloughter tristan.sloughter at gmail.com
Sun Feb 19 07:48:57 MST 2012


I hadn't seen this long of a version before:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XJb1xxwl81E

It seems to me that he takes what happened due to Russia's backwardness and
lack of production, thus the need for the NEP, as a crushing of socialism.
He admits later that the justification was just that, but that it wasn't
right to crush "socialism"...

Is there really any logic to the idea of arguing that at this time there
was effective workers control of production and distribution, and then able
to argue that liberalizing the economy wasn't necessary. Although I don't
know how you get to the idea that 'liberalizing the economy' means a
dictatorship by the State to control the economy...

Tristan



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