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Is Bakunin sort of like a Mexican federalist?
Toggle Commented Jul 8, 2019 on 10.7- The Paris Commune Revisited at Revolutions
It's a shame that none of this Marxist theory really helps socialists figure out how to actually build a functioning socialist society if capitalism is abolished. The crucial question after a socialist revolution in, say Angola, for example is how do you run the factories after the capitalist is removed? Do the workers manage it? Does a government bureaucracy manage it? What is the best way to develop the economy? If two countries have a socialist revolution, one has a per capita GDP of $300, one has $9000, what is the appropriate development approach for the two countries? If you use the same strategy in both, you're going to have big problems. These seem to be questions that revolutionaries really had to deal with on the ground, and mostly had to improvise. The theory quickly ran out of usefulness, other than as a way to agitate the workers.
Toggle Commented Jun 4, 2019 on 10.3- The Three Pillars of Marxism at Revolutions
Marx in the inaugural address: "Russia... that barbarous power, whose head is in St. Petersburg, and whose hands are in every cabinet of Europe" That's pretty ironic.
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