Re: Rakesh evokes Kronstadt, Bolshevism, etc.

From: Rakesh Bhandari (rakeshb@STANFORD.EDU)
Date: Sat May 22 2004 - 13:46:14 EDT

There was a debate at UC Berkeley last year between Heinz Sonntag,
retired professor of sociology at the Universidad Central de
Venezuela in Caracas and Edgardo Lander, professor of social
sciences, also of the Universidad Central. Sonntag said

"The economic and social policies of his government are basically
those of previous governments, subject to structural adjustments and
neo-liberal reforms, even as his ideological and political discourse
condemns them and capitalism in general as savage, anti-humanist and
exploitative," Sonntag said.

I did not attend the debate; perhaps Sonntag is a right wing
ideologue (haven't read Che Guevara und die Revolution by Heinz
Rudolf Sonntag et al.; he announced a new book on social exclusion in
comparative perspective) and Lander got the better of him.

Perhaps Michael L knows both or either of them, and can comment on their views.

Here is a short piece by Sonntag

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