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I’ve been reading Max Elbaum’s 2002 book Revolution in the Air: Sixties Radicals Turn to Lenin, Mao and Che. It’s a deep insider account of the internal dynamics of sixties radicals who identified as communists beginning in 1968. I’ve joked for years that there are more books about communists in America than there ever were […]
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Cult of Personality

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On June 28, 2018
I hate to write about Bernie Sanders at LGM because so many LGM commenters turn themselves into idiots whenever he comes up, stereotypes of how the left sees this blog as a bunch of centrist hacks. But ignoring that, Bernie has been a great leader for a long time on a lot of issues. But […]
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The Left and Venezuela

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On July 31, 2017
Venezuela is a complete disaster. Whatever potential the Chavez revolution had to help the Venezuelan people has been completely destroyed. Maduro’s incompetence combined with his contempt for democratic processes has made the situation even worse. The so-called constituent assemblies he is pushing through are nothing more than an excuse for one-party rule, which might theoretically […]
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