Tag Archives: socialism

A brief note on history, revolution and the difference between a capitalist and a socialist state

The bourgeoisie were the middle class during the age of feudalism. When feudalism (in western Europe) was overthrown by the working masses allied with the bourgeoisie (in the so-called bourgeois revolutions of the 18th and 19th century), the latter came … Continue reading

Posted in FED/FAQ | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Berlin Wall: Another Cold War Myth (by William Blum)

The Berlin Wall: Another Cold War Myth » CounterPunch: Tells the Facts, Names the Names.

Posted in Cold War | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Rapid or moderate pace of industrialization in the Soviet Union – what was at stake? (A brief overview)

This is a modified excerpt from a recent discussion I’ve had concerning the nature and role of the industrialization process in the early years of the Soviet Union. True, industrialization did start under the Tsarist rule, but rapid industrialization, the … Continue reading

Posted in FED/FAQ | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Collapse of the Soviet Union Reconsidered by Roger Keeran and Thomas Kenny (May 10, 2014)

http://mltoday.com/the-collapse-of-the-soviet-union-reconsidered We argued that the Soviet Union did not collapse because socialism failed. Rather, the system of socialism based on collective or state ownership of property and state planning proved a remarkable success, particularly from the point of view of … Continue reading

Posted in Excerpts | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Excerpts from “Socialism Betrayed: Behind the Collapse of the Soviet Union” by Roger Keeran & Thomas Kenny, part 2

I just ran into some older screenshots (forgot all about them ’cause I read the first half of the book and only after a few months continued with the second half) which still seem extremely relevant. Of course, I strongly … Continue reading

Posted in Excerpts | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Excerpts from “Stalin – Man of Contradiction” by Kenneth Neill Cameron

Page 67: Page 70: Page 89: Page 124: Page 134:

Posted in Excerpts | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Excerpts from “Socialism Betrayed: Behind the Collapse of the Soviet Union” by Roger Keeran & Thomas Kenny

See my selection of excerpts from the first part of the book here. Page 259: Page 337: Page 436: Page 444: Pages 447-449: Page 479:

Posted in Excerpts | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment