The ideological roots of the Indonesian Communist Party’s defeat in 1965: part three – the Special Bureau and the Palace Revolution

From the renunciation of mass revolutionary struggle for socialism, which had now been replaced by “friendly consultation” with the national bourgeoisie, it naturally flowed that the only acceptable method of struggle from the point of view of the PKI leaders was skilful political manoeuvring at the top. Furthermore, since the working class, bound by their loyalty to the popular front with the national bourgeoisie, had been barred from taking power, their role had now been limited to attending mass rallies

Source: The ideological roots of the Indonesian Communist Party’s defeat in 1965: part three – the Special Bureau and the Palace Revolution

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