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Confronting the Stalinist legacy

In this article in Marxist Left Review, Red Flag editor Corey Oakley in 2011 makes the socialist case against Stalinism and its rotten heritage for and impact even today on the Left.

In part he says:

That anyone could claim that any of these countries, let alone North Korea (!) is “on the road to socialism” is a vile insult to everyone who has ever fought and sacrificed for the socialist cause. If that is socialism, then I would not blame anyone for wanting nothing at all to do with it.

Here is the link to Corey’s full article Confronting the Stalinist legacy.



Comment from Chris Warren
Time January 3, 2014 at 10:03 am

This article reads like briefing notes from the US State Department with additions from the archives of W. C. Wentworth.

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Comment from John
Time January 3, 2014 at 3:58 pm

Yes, genuine revolutionaries are a threat to Stalinists so they smear them with all sorts of shit like you’ve just written Chris.

Comment from Chris Warren
Time January 4, 2014 at 12:35 pm

Genuine revolutionaries do not label others as Stalinists.

This is the real montagne de merde.