Dialogue of the Deaf: Debating Ted Koppel on Communism 

It seemed at the time that communism had failed but that moment opened up an opportunity for leftists who had always been angry at the betrayal of a great potential and hope in the Bolshevik era. But it also warned that a new brand was essential and that the cognitive dissonance of leftist terminology could not refer to the Leninist era and to the future at the same time. The ‘end of history’ was soon to be nothing of the kind.
So, drop all old terminology and start over, from ‘communism’ to neo-communism, and to terminology failsafed now, as in ‘democratic market neo-communism’, where a four or more fold process can reopen the debate and struggle for a postcapitalist future.

Source: Dialogue of the Deaf: Debating Ted Koppel on Communism – CounterPunch.org

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