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Some interesting things i read in March

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Some Interesting things i read in February

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Discussion of Protracted People’s War

Readers may be interested in these two texts, in which Zak Brown (of the Revolutionary Anti-Imperialist Movement) and JMP (of MLM Mayhem blog) discuss whether or not the Maoist strategy of Protracted People’s War is universal:

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National Liberation and Bolshevism Reexamined: A View from the Borderlands, by Eric Blanc

The following paper analyzes the socialist debates on the national question up through 1914. I argue that an effective strategy of anti-colonial Marxism was first put forward by the borderland socialists, not the Bolsheviks. Lenin and his comrades lagged behind the non-Russian Marxists on this crucial issue well into the Civil War – and this political weakness helps explain the Bolshevik failure to build roots among dominated peoples.

Consequently, the Bolsheviks were either too numerically weak and/or indifferent to national aspirations to successfully lead socialist revolutions in the borderlands, facilitating the isolation of the Russian workers’ government and the subsequent ...........READ MORE

Things i have read over the past month, that you might want to read too

It has been several weeks since i have shared my readings here; it is not that i have not been reading, just that a series of misadventures got in the way of my posting them. Here they are, the highs and lows:

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Of Interest

Some things i have read online over the past month, which i found interesting and think some of you might too:

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July 7-14 Stuff to Read

Things i found interesting this week:

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Of Interest

Some stuff i have found interesting over the past couple of weeks:

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This Week’s Stuff to Read

Here is a little list of stuff i have read online over the past week, of interest:

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