Tuesday, August 05, 2014

Does this not describe China today?

In an article that is almost a caricature of lefty polemics A Very Public Sociologist writes about the origins of the First World War http://www.leftfutures.org/2014/08/why-the-great-war-was-not-stopped/

However one paragraph caught my eye:

"The majority of workers had a stake in the bourgeois state, in their nation. Conversely, despite double-digit growth, Tsarism in Russia and its struggle to maintain the autocracy actively stymied the rise of its growing working class. By denying it a stake in their system, Russian proletarians were more combative, more open to revolutionary ideas..."

Does this not describe China today?

Will China go the same way as Tsarist Russia?

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