Friday, 2 April 2010

What the Hell is Marxism Leninism?

The problem with ideologies and isms is that there unbelievably difficult to explain to the laymen on the street.

I recently stumbled upon this video which does a decent job at explain Communism or at least Marxism Leninism in fairly simple language.

There are still a few problems though; presentation wise he uses the word "stuff" a few times to many, and his analysis of the Cold War while very accurate in its explanation of the content and effect of the Western trade embargo's on the Socialist block, an area that's often neglected in historical analysis of the USSR though he does ignore a number of less flattering issues that the Soviet Union faced in the period.

Overall though it is still a very good watch especially given the complex nature of the topic he discussed.

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