We have considered whether bolivia and possibly venezuela represent such lost opportunities. The left is unable to see their position. Venezuela has been ready for decades for a revolutionary transition, but it never happened, and we see roll back in bolivia.
The point here is that the left has no real program and when the opportunity arises they indulge in socialist appetizers and not the real thing.
The fallacies of marxism are a great tragedy in world history. The Russian revolution created a tremendous opportunity which was squandered completely via the idiocy of Lenin/Stalin, but more the …