Abstract:Let us be clear about two very fundamental facts. First, the issue of what constitutes a (good) Marxist has been a matter of fierce and continuing worldwide debate and struggle for decades. And second, the China field for over 20 years has generally treated this issue as if the answer were rather obvious, while explicitly and implicitly concluding with unseemly ease and near unanimity that Mao is not a (good) Marxist. Relatedly, although the implications of Marx's historical materialism and dialectical underst… Show more
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