[Marxism] Probably controversial: Boris Kagarlitsky on Ukraine: From the Maidan to the revolution?

Einde O'Callaghan eindeoc at freenet.de
Tue Apr 15 17:40:45 MDT 2014


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---- Louis Proyect wrote ----

> Boris must have taken out a subscription to the Militant. His analysis 
> is diametrically opposed but the language is cribbed from Barnes-speak:
> 
>  >>These are the people whom the intelligentsia describe contemptuously 
> as “lumpens”, middle-aged family men and women who only yesterday were 
> typical apolitical residents,Russian-speaking toilers who took no 
> interest in the political intrigues of the capital.<<
> 
> Whenever I see the word toiler, I think of bib overalls and lunch-pails, 
> objects hardly associated with either Jack or Boris.
> 
I suspect the use of the word "toiler" has more to do with Boris K's translator than with Boris himself! 

Einde O'Callaghan 


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