[Marxism] Putin and the Far right

Louis Proyect lnp3 at panix.com
Wed Apr 2 16:52:48 MDT 2014

On 4/2/14 5:22 PM, Marv Gandall wrote:
> We're been discussing Ukraine, and it takes quite an overheated
> imagination to assert that the Ukrainian nationalist movement and the
> Thatcherite government it produced are "agencies of profound
> historical change for the better".

Please don't quote me out of context. I did not compare Euromaidan to 
the Syrian revolution. I compared it to the "Orange Revolution" and the 
"Green Revolution" in Iran. I probably should have known better than to 
even bring up Syria with someone so desperately trying to salvage an 
unsalvageable political perspective like you.

That being said, what exactly allows the Syrian revolution to pass the 
Gandalf litmus test and Ukraine to fail? Is it just because fascists 
were involved at Maidan Square? Most of the people who think like you 
about Ukraine are prone to harp on jihadist terror and the other 
Islamofascist threats to our way of life and to our glorious socialist 

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