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Premature revolutions

Posted by: Stoller on October 15, 1999 at 12:34:13:

In Reply to: Agreed, with reservations... posted by Samuel Day Fassbinder on October 14, 1999 at 16:22:50:

: SDF: I thought the revolution was supposed to happen only in the "most advanced" countries. Sure, you have the triumph of Sandinismo, etc., what of it? It would seem to mean something in light of the claims of scientific socialism...

I'm not 'defending' either revolution's timing---or outcome---unequivocally. I feel strongly that the (capitalist) mode of production must be advanced in order to succeed. Nonetheless credit is due to both Lenin and---especially---Castro for improving the lot of the proletariat within the significant circumscriptions their revolutions faced.

To suggest that either the (second)1917 revolution or the Cuban revolution was a coup is, of course, erroneous.

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