Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Dialectical Materialism and Gulags

New York Times Peter Baker, managing to write an extended article on the new Cold War with Russia without mentioning the Obama-Romney exchange on this possibility in 2012 --

Specialists said this would not be another Cold War, which was a global contest of ideology, pitting capitalism versus communism. Mr. Putin positions himself as leader of anti-American sentiment, but it is rooted in Russian nationalism rather than Marxist philosophy, and his main focus is on his own neighborhood.

The USSR was based on Marxist philosophy?