Wednesday, 19 May 2010

What the Hell is Marxism-Leninism-Maoism?

A while ago I stumbled upon a very informative summary of what exactly Marxism-Leninism the official ideology of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics and its allies during the Cold War.

So continuing in this vein heres a series of videos explaining the key tenants of Maoism, that is the first official ideology of the Peoples Republic of China when it was first formed under Mao Zedong (sometimes written Mao Tse Tung) as Chairman of the Chinese Communist Party in 1949.

Maos analysis of the Chinese peasantry

This ones important as the role of the agrarian peaseantry was much more important for Mao then Lenin. This probably had somthing to do with the fact that while the Pre-Revolutionary Industrial Proletariat (manufacturing workers) were few in Russia they were practically non-existent in China.

This one will be controversial.

Hmm different Left wingers being civil and maintaining Unity against common foes, very ambitious.

For balance here is some of the criticisms of the Cultural Revolution.

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