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, 10 de agosto de 2017 (SIEP) “En el fragor de la batalla ideológica librada por la izquierda salvadoreña durante toda la década del setenta del siglo pasado, surge desde las filas del Partido de la Revolución Salvadoreña-Ejército Revolucionario del Pueblo, PRS-ERP, un importante esfuerzo teórico realizado por uno de sus fundadores, por el estudiante universitario Rafael Arce Zablah en 1974, titulado Grano de Oro, que trata precisamente sobre el papel del café en la economía salvadoreña…” explicó Roberto Pineda, Coordinador del Centro de Estudios Marxistas “Sarbelio Navarrete.”
SANSALVADOR, 8 de agosto de 2017 (SIEP) “Es un documento fundamental en términos del rumbo ideológico del FMLN, seguramente escrito en mayo de 1998 por Schafik Handal en el marco de la entonces polémica con los renovadores…” expreso Roberto Pineda, Coordinador del Centro de Estudios Marxistas “Sarbelio Navarrete.”
SANSALVADOR, 29 de junio de 2017 (SIEP) “A principios de 1982, recibí instrucciones de la dirección del PCS de moverme de San Salvador a Managua…” nos relata Oscar Orellana, revolucionario salvadoreño, participante de la Guerra Popular Revolucionaria de esa época.
SANSALVADOR, 29 de mayo de 2017. “Fíjate que nosotros en la colonia Guatemala No. 2, en los multis, allá por 1969, teníamos un grupo de estudio, que lo dirigía Vladimir Alejandro Umaña Santamaría, que entonces era de la JCS y que luego sería el primer combatiente caído de las FPL…” nos comparte Carlos Iglesias, de 64 años, conocido cariñosamente como Melcocha, un destacado militante de la Juventud Comunista en la UES de los años setenta del siglo pasado.