Amilcar Cabral's Theory of Class Suicide and Revolutionary Socialism

Authors

  • Tom Meisenhelder

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.14452/MR-045-06-1993-10_4

Keywords:

Imperialism, Marxism, Movements

Abstract

This is a most difficult time for revolutionary socialists. The rapid collapse and disintegration of the Soviet Union, the electoral defeat of the Sandinistas, the many problems of Cuba, and the demise of revolutionary Marxism-Leninism in Africa all force a serious questioning of basic ideas and strategies. It is a time when global capital seems to rule nearly unchallenged throughout the world. If revolutionary socialism is to be revitalized, received truths about revolution and socialism must be reviewed. Serious questions must be asked. Why so many failed revolutions ending in some form of elitist rule? So far most answers to this question wisely stress a global context of resurgent capitalism; however, it also is important to probe socialist revolutions internally.

Published

1993-11-04

Issue

Section

Articles