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

Louis Proyect lnp3 at panix.com
Fri Oct 30 11:22:26 MDT 2015


On 10/30/15 1:13 PM, Ralph Johansen via Marxism wrote:
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> Louis Proyect wrote
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> (Interesting article but have no idea why the author refers to Chavez as "identifying as a Trotskyist".)
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> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trotskyism: Venezuelan president Hugo Chávez declared himself to be a Trotskyist during his swearing in of his cabinet two days before his own inauguration on 10 January 2007
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> a.. BBC News, Chavez accelerates on path to socialism, Nathalie Malinarich, accessed online 19 June 2007
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Chavez once said that he was for "permanent revolution". What he meant 
by that is difficult to say since he certainly never acted on that belief.



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