[Marxism] Two views on Podemos

David P Á david at miradoiro.com
Sun Nov 30 13:08:16 MST 2014

On 30/11/2014 20:17, Shane Mage wrote:
>> What has the PCE done to apologize for its long, long, Stalinist
>> history, especially its counterrevolutionary role in 1936-1938 (which
>> cannot possibly be "explained away")?
Trotskyist prejudices aside, if the PCE should respond for something, it
should be its historic role in the 1975-78 transition which resulted in
a monarchical bourgeois state with amnesty for the fascists and the
levers of economic power in the same hands as during the opus
dei/technocratic phase of Franco's rule. What the PCE has done to
explain its role in that regard, and not reflexive complaints about
Stalinism, would be the correct question to ask, and one which,
historically, the PCE has been unwilling to answer.

Nonetheless, the balance of forces at the time was a virtual guarantee
for defeat, so in spite of potential divergences with what turned out to
be the PCE's eurocommunist strategy, one can't very well fault them for
it, given what was known at the time.


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