[Marxism] Marxist critique of Leninism

Daniel Rocha danieldiniz at gmail.com
Wed Jan 30 21:00:02 MST 2013

It seems what really killed the worldwide socialist systems, in the long
run, was the lack of understanding between the leadership of the major
blocks, and mainly the sino soviet disagreements. If there were
cooperation, the defense costs against the west would have amortized and
the cold war wouldn't have been lost. Perhaps even the whole Africa and
Southeat asia would be taken by socialist systems.

Just take a look at the list of the opposite conflicts that China and USSR


This same road led China to come fully back to capitalism at the same time
USSR was getting into a crisis.

So, I don't think there is a specific external fact to the major revolution
other than the lack of global planing.

I think what ended the socialist revolutions was not the lack of freedom or
the economic crisis. It was actually the opposite! *It was the lack of
central planing at global scale that ended those regimes and caused the

2013/1/31 Joaquín Bustelo <jbustelo at gmail.com>

> The bureaucracy did not crush or displace the Soviets. The Soviets were an
> expression of the revolutionary movement of the working people, and when
> that movement died as the result of the was an the economic crisis, the
> bureaucratic apparatus of the state administration stepped into the void
> that the collapse of the revolution as a mass movement of working people
> had left.

Daniel Rocha - RJ
danieldiniz at gmail.com

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