The Theory of Nationalism; Hippies and the Left; A Comment on Recent MR Books

Authors

  • John A. Ehrenreich
  • George Katsiaficas
  • Carleton Beals

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.14452/MR-027-01-1975-05_5

Keywords:

History, Imperialism, Movements

Abstract

Yousef Al-Haythem, in his letter on "MR and New Outlook" (MR, October 1974), bases his criticism of MRon a principle which, he insists, "all serious socialists and Marxists must agree upon," that of "unconditional support of the right of all nations to self-determination." Most revolutionary socialists in the United States would unquestioningly support this principle, rhetorically at least. But I would suggest that the notion that nations have an absolute right to self-determination is sometimes misleading, often meaningless, and occasionally reactionary.

Published

1975-05-05

Issue

Section

Correspondence