[Marxism] Stephen F. Cohen is not the man he used to be | Louis Proyect: The Unrepentant Marxist

Louis Proyect lnp3 at panix.com
Fri May 2 13:50:33 MDT 2014

Ever since the crisis in the Ukraine broke out, Stephen F. Cohen has 
been campaigning on behalf of a Kremlin that he warns is being unfairly 
demonized by the West as part of an effort to start a new Cold War. Some 
of his arguments can only be described as ludicrous. For example: “That 
the Ukraine crisis was instigated by the West’s attempt, last November, 
to smuggle the former Soviet republic into NATO.” In fact, despite the 
millions of words to this effect from the pro-Putin left, this is what 
the new foreign minister stated on March 29th:

	Acting Foreign Affairs Minister of Ukraine Andriy Deschytsia has once 
again stated that the new Ukrainian government is not intending to lead 
Ukraine to NATO.

	“We are considering all options regarding the strengthening of our 
security and collective security. But we must stick to the existing 
legislation of Ukraine,” he said at a press conference in Kyiv on Saturday.

	The official noted that in accordance with the Ukrainian legislation 
Ukraine is a non-aligned state.


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