Bolshevism…the Berlin wall

We critiqued this site before: celebrating the russian revolution is an ambiguous gesture, a point lost on most marxists. This week has also seen an anniversary for the fall of the berlin wall: the whole bolshevik episode came full circle.
Certainly the history is important but in the final analysis celebrating bolshevism is a mistake and those the left wishes to communicate will be turned off.
We need a new left and a new version of social transformtion, beyond marxism/leninism whose effect is ‘reverse advertising’ and mass avoidance of socialist appeals.

Source: The Russian Revolution: The Meaning of October

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