Saturday, November 18, 2006

Marx’s Theory of Revolution Remains a Beacon By Sukomal Sen

THE great November Revolution, ushering in socialism and a workers’ state, occurred in Russia in November 1917. Next year will be observed the 90th year of this world-historic revolution.
Analysing the short-lived Paris Commune of 1871, its very short tenure, many mistakes, signs of immaturity and also the heroic acts of the Paris workers who laid down their lives in thousands, Marx hailed this great event as the “storming of heavens.” Had Marx been alive in the early-20th century and seen the Soviet Union’s birth, he would perhaps have given a more thrilling acclamation for this world-shaking event. more...


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