[Marxism] The settlers/colonizers of Eastern Ukraine

Louis Proyect lnp3 at panix.com
Mon May 5 08:13:40 MDT 2014

On 5/5/14 9:59 AM, Louis Proyect wrote:
> I wonder if an English-language Marxist history of the Ukraine exists. I
> am referring on and off to Orest Subtelny's 900 page book but despite
> being informative lacks a class perspective. Roman Szporluk seems a bit
> more grounded in Marxism although it is hard to tell where he is coming
> from politically.

The benefits of being a Columbia University retiree:

Maĭstrenko, Ivan 	Borot'bism : a chapter in the history of Ukrainian 
Revolution / Ivan Maĭstrenko ; with a new introduction by Chris Ford ; 
translated by George S.N. Luckyj with the assistance of Ivan L. 
Rudnytsky. 	Maĭstrenko, Ivan. 	Stuttgart : Ibidem, 2007.

On Ivan Maistrenko:

Majstrenko was applying positions held by many Marxists of pre-Stalinist 
Russia to Stalinist Russia: “Russia was always the land where Asiatic 
and European influences clashed”, the European being the revolutionary 
democracy with whose defeat “the victory of Stalinism signified for 
Russia the victory of Asiatic influences ... During 20 years of 
Stalinist rule Marxist teaching became an empty ritual and the Russian 
imperialist doctrine became predominant. It revived the spirit of 
Asiatic traditions, in particular unlimited absolutism.” [10]

Chris Ford
Supporter of Republican Marxist Bulletin


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