[Marxism] The triumph and tragedy of the Black Panthers -- review of 'Black Against Empire'

Stuart Munckton stuartmunckton at gmail.com
Tue May 21 02:49:42 MDT 2013

...However, the ruling elite, while troubled, was not paralysed. It united
around Nixon and served up extra-legal repression to its enemies.

Most importantly, most Americans, while they could have been won to
revolutionary politics by a wise political program, were not interested in
“revolutionary violence” in the streets.

They wanted change and rallied to the anti-Vietnam War movement when it
focused on their desire for an end to the war using peaceful and legal


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