[Marxism] Finding fault with Hugo Chavez

Louis Proyect lnp3 at panix.com
Mon Mar 12 10:21:44 MDT 2012

For the better part of a decade segments of the far left have 
found fault with governments in Latin America that carry out 
significant reforms but have failed to abolish capitalism. To some 
extent, the criticisms have been fueled by the obvious 
contradictions between the socialist rhetoric of someone like a 
Hugo Chavez and the socio-economic reality. One cannot escape the 
feeling that there is a certain recycling of the Bolshevik versus 
Menshevik/SR narrative in all this despite the fact that the 
Bolsheviks were a material reality on the ground in Russia in 1917 
while the left critics of today have little to offer other than 
their words.


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