Communism: Council or Cancel?
Paul Mattick’s essay “The Lenin Legend” was published in 1935. Mattick’s essay begins with these lines:
“The yellower and more leathery the skin of the mummified Lenin grows, and the higher the statistically determined number of visitors to the Lenin Mausoleum climbs, the less are people concerned about the real Lenin and his historical significance.”
In this video Djene Rhys Bajalan and Kuba Wrzesniewski join Doug Lain to discuss the essay and whether Mattick’s polemic holds up today.
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