Daily Archives: 24/03/2016

The unreasoned argument that ‘the PKK is Stalinist’ is just destructive propaganda

When giving talks about the Rojava Revolution and the context within which it has occurred, I have been questioned on one issue more often than anything else: Is the PKK a Stalinist organisation? The simple answer is no. Such a … Continue reading

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What is ‘Stalinism’? And why is it an insult?

[Note: This post aims to provide a very brief overview, rather than an in depth account of Joseph Stalin’s rule in the Soviet Union.] An authoritarian nationalist One key feature of Stalinism, said British scholar Robert Conquest in 2003, was the … Continue reading

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