Or to put it differently, in the face of a profound and historic defeats, I concluded that the losing side – of which I was a small part – would make a big mistake if it attributes those defeats exclusively to the strength of its opposition or to “class traitors” from within its ranks. Instead it seemed obvious to me that it was imperative to interrogate my own assumptions, understandings, and practices. To do otherwise seemed profoundly unrealistic, undialectical, and non-marxist. And that continues to be my strongly held opinion.
At the time it seemed like the right thing to do, and even a half century later I still think I did what I had to do. If I have any regrets it is that we never found a way to talk about our troubled relationship, even when he was at death’s door. I told him how much I loved him as I sat by his hospital bed, but we left it at that. Neither one said a word about the earlier pain between us.
No one — and Douthat has to know this — comes remotely close to approaching what the extreme right has done to poison the atmosphere and politics of the country. Its stock and trade has been racism, misogyny and sexism, nativism and anti-immigrant incitement, homophobia, anti-unionism, hyper nationalism, and violence.
Comey is against Trump, and I’m happy about that. While Comey is a member of the “deep state,” as I’m frequently reminded by commentators of the right as well as the left, he is also a patriot, as he understands that term, and a defender of bourgeois democratic governance and institutions. Both put him at loggerheads with Trump and his authoritarian brand of politics.
U.S. imperialism isn’t yet in a terminal crisis, to use the term of the great social theorist Giovanni Arrighi, but its hegemonic status on a global level, projecting out into the 21st century, is far less secure than some suggest. Moreover. It is in this significantly reconfigured national and global context that Trump’s candidacy and Electoral College victory — not to mention the rise of the right in Europe and elsewhere –is best understood.
SANSALVADOR, 23 de febrero de 2018 (SIEP) “He luchado por la justicia social en El Salvador desde 1960…” nos comparte Raúl Vargas, destacado militante revolucionario salvadoreño, conocido popularmente como el “Bachiller Campesino”.
SANTAANA, 21 de enero de 2018 (SIEP) “Desde muy pequeña me incorpore a la lucha revolucionaria por transformar a El Salvador, a la lucha por la justicia social y la paz…”nos comparte Celia Pineda Dubon, en la tranquilidad de su casa rodeada de sus pinturas y de su hermoso jardín lleno de orquídeas.
SANJOSE, C.R. 28 de diciembre de 2017 (SIEP) “Luche por los intereses de la clase obrera salvadoreña, a eso dedique mi vida…” manifiesta con alegría el revolucionario José Antonio Morán Mendoza, de 75 años, originario de Santa Ana y experimentado dirigente sindical y comunista salvadoreño
CIUDADUNIVERSITARIA, 23 de noviembre de 2017 (SIEP) “Es un gran honor para nuestra Universidad de El Salvador ser sede de este XV Encuentro Internacional de Cátedras Martianas, expresó el Lic. Vicente Cuchillas, Decano de la Facultad de Ciencias y Humanidades de la Universidad de El Salvador