[Marxism] The settlers/colonizers of Eastern Ukraine
acpollack2 at gmail.com
Mon May 5 08:22:31 MDT 2014
a comrade sent me some Chris Ford articles offline after a Facebook
discussion; I haven't had time to read them yet but he's definitely worth
On Mon, May 5, 2014 at 10:13 AM, Louis Proyect <lnp3 at panix.com> wrote:
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> 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.” 
> Chris Ford
> Supporter of Republican Marxist Bulletin
> full: http://www.marxists.org/history/etol/revhist/backiss/
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