[Marxism] social democracy and the tankies

Andrew Pollack acpollack2 at gmail.com
Mon Oct 31 10:11:31 MDT 2016


Today's Socialist Worker reprints chapter 2 of Ian Birchall's 1986 book on
social democracy, pointing to recent European elections and the Sanders
campaign as reason for looking again at the phenomenon:
https://socialistworker.org/2016/10/31/daydream-believers

As a supplement, see again Draper's "Two Souls":
https://www.marxists.org/archive/draper/1966/twosouls/

Together these works IMO also help us explain the elitism and reformism -
and the social sources of same - which characterize today's tankies (i.e.
fans of Assad, Putin et al.).



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