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Lorimer's dystopia

Published on: Fri, 09/04/2004 - 22:04

An outdated dystopia

Review of Imperialism in the 21st century, by Doug Lorimer. Resistance Books, 2002, $4.95.

According to Doug Lorimer, the Cold War of 1947-1989 was a conflict between "the world's chief imperialist power", the USA, and countervailing forces.
Those countervailing forces he describes negatively as "an enormous wave of political rebellion and social insurgency" or "anti-imperialist rebellions", but positively as "the mass resistance of the Soviet workers and peasants and local worker-peasant movements under Stalinist leadership", "the Soviet workers and peasants in uniform",

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