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Past and Future of Marxism

This is with reference to the discussion titled “Did Lenin and Mao Forsake Marx?” (EPW, 29 May 2010).

Empirically, the evidence indicates that every country that applied Marxist ideology was ruined and, what is worse, the cost in terms of human rights was enormous.

More than 30 million people lost their lives in the purges of Stalin and countless have gone missing in various subsequent regimes.

This is with reference to the discussion titled “Did Lenin and Mao Forsake Marx?” (EPW, 29 May 2010).

Empirically, the evidence indicates that every country that applied Marxist ideology was ruined and, what is worse, the cost in terms of human rights was enormous.

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