[Marxism] Fwd: States of Shock | Issue 24 | n+1
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Tue Dec 15 21:33:58 MST 2015
The link below is to an excerpt from an article by Tony Wood in the
latest N+1 as part of a Ukraine supplement that breaks with the Putinite
consensus. Wood tries to untangle all the conflicting elements of
Euromaidan using a class analysis.
N+1 is a magazine that I have subscribed to for a couple of years along
with Jacobin and Salvage. The 3 would generally be regarded as the voice
of the new emerging Marxist intelligentsia but what distinguishes
Salvage and N+1 from Jacobin is its willingness to challenge the
shibboleths of the crypto-Stalinists who have grown so shameless that
they probably would make Gus Hall blanch if he was still alive.
Does the name Tony Wood ring a bell? It should. Wood was the author of a
landmark article in the Nov-Dec 2004 NLR titled "The Case for Chechnya"
that took up the cause of an oppressed people who were Russia's trial
run for Syria. It was around that time that I began rethinking a lot of
the assumptions I had made on account of the war in Yugoslavia. When
people, including many Marxism list subscribers, began to say the same
kind of crap you hear routinely from Mike Whitney or Pepe Escobar today,
I said "whoa, what's going on here." Wood is first rate. Kudos to N+1
for lining him up for the supplement. Maybe this example will begin to
sink in through the thick skulls of the Jacobin editorial board.
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