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Since capitalist restoration in the USSR, Stalin's work has become important in
understanding the mechanisms of recent class struggles under socialism.
There is a link between the capitalist restoration
and the virulent campaign against Stalin that preceded it.
The explosion of hatred against a man who died in 1953 might seem
strange, if not incomprehensible. During the twenty years that
rise to power,
stagnation, corruption and militarism. But neither in the Soviet Union
nor in the `Free World' did we ever witness a violent, raging attack
similar to the ones against Stalin. It is obvious that
over the last few years, in the USSR as well as in the rest of the
world, all the fanatics of capitalism and of imperialism, to finish off
what remained of socialism in the USSR, focused on Stalin as the target.
The disastrous turn taken by
shows in fact the pertinence of
most of Stalin's ideas. Stalin stressed that class struggle
continues under socialism, that the old feudal and bourgeois forces
never stopped their struggle for restoration and that the opportunists
in the Party, the
and the bourgeois
nationalists, helped the anti-Socialist classes regroup their forces.
declared that these theses were aberrations and that they led
to arbitrary measures. But in 1993, the apparition of Tsar Boris stands
out as a monument to the correctness of Stalin's judgment.
Adversaries of the dictatorship of the proletariat never stopped in
insisting that Stalin represented not the dictatorship of the workers
but his own autocratic dictatorship. The word Gulag means `Stalinist
dictatorship'. But those who were in the Gulag during Stalin's era are
now part of the bourgeoisie in power. To demolish Stalin was to give
socialist democracy a new birth. But once Stalin was buried,
came out of his tomb. And in Russia, Ukraine, Romania, Slovakia, etc.,
all the fascist heroes are resurrected, ilk such as
and other Nazi collaborators. The destruction of the
Berlin Wall heralded the rise of neo-Nazism in Germany. Today, when
faced with the unleashing of capitalism and fascism in Eastern Europe,
it is easier to understand that Stalin did in fact defend worker's
Next: Stalin is at
Fri Aug 25 09:03:42 PDT 1995