Communalism and Socialism in Africa
The Misdirection of C.L.R . James

Hirson, Baruch
Publisher:  Revolutionary History
Year Published:  1989
Resource Type:  Article
Cx Number:  CX10687

The theoretical confusion of the left when confronted with class struggles in backward societies goes back to the polemics in Russia before the revolution of 1917: an issue resolved in practice but leaving a legacy of theoretical confusion. The struggles for colonial independence were denied the insights that Marxism should have offered, Instead, mysticism prevailed and populist theories replaced scientific analysis.

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