[Reader-list] Marxist-communism: China's Failed Ideology

frdrcmdr fmadre at free.fr
Wed Aug 29 23:19:39 IST 2007

what you call an ideology does not exist in the ether of the mind (this 
I learned from dialectical materialism), it exists as it is practiced.
it can be easily argued that the practice of dialectical materialism was 
widely different in the soviet union and china, also arguable that it 
was widely different when at the hands of lenin and stalin... and also 
different before the revolution, during it, and after in the case of 
only lenin
statements like "communism is actively practiced in very few countries 
such as North Korea and Cuba", by being generic about the use of the 
word "communism" and also by implying that a so called ideology could be 
the same in so different geographical and historical countries, show 
that the writer has little understanding of the subject matter or 
approaches it in a metaphysical way, at best, totalitarian at worst
after this prolegomena, I will read the text
thank you


Pawan Durani a écrit :

> An ideology can fail for a number of reasons, and its success is equated to
> whether or not it is still effective in a state. A major reason why an
> ideology might fail is that it is no longer in use, because it did not yield
> the ideal result that it sought out. Another reason is, it is not popular
> for the government to use. An example would be the Marxist-communism
> ideology. After eighty years of practicing this ideology, the Former Soviet
> Union has replaced their ideology of a rigid, state-run economy with a
> "democratized" state. Even in China, it to is drifting away from the Marxist
> ideology it once used. Perhaps communism had a limited effect such that
> these two major communist states have changed their plan of action. Also,
> communism is actively practiced in very few countries such as North Korea
> and Cuba. There might be something wrong with this ideology that it was not
> well embraced around the world. One such explanation is that outside
> externalities, which an ideology has no control over may effect its
> performance and legitimacy. For the purpose of this essay, China will serve
> as an example why this method of action has failed in practice. But first,
> we must understand what an ideology is.
> Read more at :
> http://www.sfu.ca/~joes/jnn/specials_china/index.html
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