[Marxism] [Pen-l] 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 16:27:42 MDT 2014

On 5/2/14 6:10 PM, Michael Smith wrote:
> Oh well, that settles*that*! Kieva locuta, causa finita.

Do you actually have an analysis of why NATO needs to close in on 
Russia? During the Cold War, the motive was to open up Russia for 
foreign investment. Right now Russia is the 3rd largest recipient in the 
world after the USA and China. Exxon and BP just met with their Russian 
partners to tell them that nothing has changed. Moscow is filled with 
Gucci shops and Mercedes-Benz dealerships while the Marxist left gets 
harassed by the cops as if Michael Bloomberg was mayor. Where does all 
this identification with Putin come from? I can understand why Michael 
would have become a Maoist when he was young. If you are going to show 
your parents and American society that you are a rebel, there's no 
better stance to take than raising the Red Book even if by that point 
Mao was working on a deal to meet with Nixon and Kissinger.

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