[Marxism] Fwd: The Chavez Doctrine or Revolutionary Socialism?

Louis Proyect lnp3 at panix.com
Fri Oct 30 08:49:34 MDT 2015

(Interesting article but have no idea why the author refers to Chavez as 
"identifying as a Trotskyist".)

Though Chavez identified as a Trotskyist, the ideal of “permanent 
revolution” was thwarted by the extractive demands of his socialist 
program. While windfall revenue funded social welfare initiatives that 
alleviated poverty, the Chavez administration balked at a reorganization 
of the economy away from a mixed model of foreign investment and private 
sector cooperation toward workers’ control of the oil and petrochemical 


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