"The working class and the employing class have nothing in common." –IWW Preamble, 1905
We must re-examine a profoundly reactionary ideology by which any force, no matter how retrograde, that turns a gun against a Western power becomes “progressive” and worthy of “critical” or “military” support, or for the less subtle, simply “support”.
A historical elaboration of the context in which a socialist and later specifically Marxist left arose in Japan, China and Korea.
In spite of Eastman’s sharp turn to the right, he managed in the 1950’s and 1960’s to write two volumes of memoirs that still capture, without cynicism, the great hopes of his youth.