[Marxism] Russiagate, Victor Pinchuk and the Ukrainian kleptocracy | Louis Proyect: The Unrepentant Marxist

Louis Proyect lnp3 at panix.com
Tue Apr 10 12:34:12 MDT 2018

If you’ve ever heard the doddering old fool Stephen F. Cohen being 
interviewed by the creepy, reactionary John Batchelor on his WABC radio 
show, you will get the same talking points repeated over and over—much 
of them being the same sort of dark warnings about Russiagate being a 
McCarthyite witch-hunt that Max Blumenthal pushes on Tucker Carlson’s 
Fox News show.

For Cohen and Blumenthal, a key part of this “leftist” defense of 
multipolarity keeps coming back to Ukraine that is depicted as a 
geopolitical chess game between the evil NATO/EU forces on one side 
lining up with Kiev and the good guys in the Donetsk People’s Republic. 
 From their rhetoric, you’d think it was 1940 and that an invasion of 
Russia was on the agenda. If you are even vaguely aware of historical 
materialism, you’d realize that the German bourgeoisie wanted to destroy 
Bolshevism. And what would the motivation of the owners of Mercedes-Benz 
be today? To bust down the walls blocking it from the Russian market?


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