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A "New Era" Comrade 08/21/2017 (Mon) 20:45:12 Id: eb1f02 [Preview] No. 3433
It seems to me that there's been a pretty clean break between "The Left" of the 20th century and the emerging "Left" of the 21st. I think that if you were to chart the trajectory of Communist thinking, you could start with the publishing of The Manifesto and draw an ending point at the dissolution of the Soviet Union.

So, as far as the Left is concerned (broadly speaking), there has been a 26 year gap, both of intellectual development regarding Socialism/Communism, but, luckily, also a gap in the omnipresent propaganda of the Cold War.

Things look pretty bleak at the moment, but I think we're about to enter in the coming decades into some really exciting developments regarding theory (among other things as well, but that's beyond the scope of this post). I believe too that /leftypol/bunkerchan/getchan/ are important parts of this formative period.
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Thanks, Space_
I really need to get to the bottom of this Uploading image problem.
Spacechan does it too

tbh Communist thinking didn't stop after the wall came down. It continued in academia
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>It continued in academia
That's true, but more true in Europe than America, isn't it? I don't mean to say that it stopped completely, absolutely dead, but that by the 1990s the radical socialist/communist tradition had become so anemic in the West that its direct transmission could more or less be said to have ceased.

I think what I'm trying to say is that because of this disruption at the end of the 20th century, the "culture" of radical socialism/communism of that era has ended, and we're about to pass through a qualitative change as young people rediscover that thought and tradition, if that makes any sense.

I'm not an expert or anything but this is what's been on my mind for a while.


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