Date: Tue May 17 2005 - 19:19:26 EDT
I discovered 5 typos -- the corrections are CAPITALIZED below. 1 & 3 are significant. In solidarity, Jerry 1. > Isn't it _far_ more often the case that the military is a > _reactionary_ social institution and that its ranks -- _especially_ the > military OFFICERS -- are composed of right-wingers? 2. > Alam recognizes that the coup in Venezuela was > defeated, in part, by "leftist military elements" but he does not go > on to ask the obvious question regarding the extent to which > Chavez's "approach" can be generalized in other nations -- where > else are "LEFTIST military elements" so strong that they have > prevented a coup from being successful? 3. > ii) Hasn't Chavez's challenge to US imperialism and struggle for > economic self-determination been at least _partially_ related to > the fact that Venezuela is an IMPORTANT oil-producing and oil- > exporting nation? 4. > Indeed, > I would go so far as to suggest that an implied principle of > AUTONOMIST Marxists and anarchists is that _all_ models -- and > other expressions of authoritarianism -- should be rejected; > we should not let our thought be imprisoned by "models" drawn > from the past or specific social formations. 5. > While he mentions that a "good thing" was the USSR helping > to defeat Nazism, he doesn't mention some rather important > historical details such as the Stalin-Hitler pact, the fact that > Stalin opposed the war until the day that the Nazis invaded > the USSR, and that Stalin ignored military intelligence about > that ATTACK and botched the defense of the Soviet Republic > (in many ways, which I will not catalog here).
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