[OPE-L] Marxist internet archive

From: Paul Cockshott (clyder@GN.APC.ORG)
Date: Fri May 04 2007 - 17:13:32 EDT

Has the Marxist internet archive been taken over by the SWP or some
similar Trotskyist sect?

The content of the archive seems to have changed significantly recently.
There are now a large number of relatively minor American and British
Trotkyists included, which is probably fair enough, but what is
more insidious is that orthodox communist writers are being
systematically dropped from the index.

Mao, Chou-en-lai, Stalin, Castro have all be edited out of the main web
site index. Geuvara is the only orthodox communist or Stalinist still
retained in the index - presumably because his romantic appeal is
taken to redeem his Stalinism.

Whoever is running the archive now is airbrushing out politically
unacceptable marxists just as was done in the USSR, all that has
changed is the particuluar set of marxists who are deemed unacceptable.

Paul Cockshott


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