[Marxism] Forwarded from Patrick Bond

Jeff Rubard jeffrubard at gmail.com
Wed Dec 11 16:55:26 MST 2013

The bit about Bolivarianism was not quite as cheap a gibe as it might have
seemed, though. I wonder if there is not a tendency re: South Africa to
think in terms of the Commonwealth (good cop) or the US (bad cop), when
contemporary Latin America is truly a "laboratory of democracy" that might
furnish excellent lessons about what might work to rein in global
capitalism gone wild. We are talking about large, multi-ethnic democracies
that often have largely immiserated populations and nearly always have an
unimpeachable remit for increased social justice: it does seem to me
that possible answers to South Africa's problems substantially ought to map
from Caracas or some other point in the western half of the Southern

Jeff R.

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