[Marxism] Fwd: The Irony of Syrian Disintegration. | elephant journal

Louis Proyect lnp3 at panix.com
Tue Jan 26 15:38:15 MST 2016

The geopolitical changes transforming the Syrian landscape were 
tectonic. And as the ground moved, the Left was caught flat-footed. 
American hegemony gave way in Syria to a multitude of would-be 
imperialists. Russia, Turkey, the Saudis, Iran. Meanwhile, anti-imperial 
activists fought the last war. Whereas Iraq began violently, Syria began 
nonviolently. Whereas Iraq was waged by a foreign power, Syrian protests 
were home-grown and from the ground-up. The Left got Syria wrong simply 
because their models did not match reality.


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