In this talk from the recent Revolution Festival, Jorge Martin discusses a new book co-authored by himself and John Roberts, which explores the application of Leon Trotsky’s theory of permanent revolution to the experiences of Latin America.
Trotsky’s theory of permanent revolution explained how the capitalists in the colonial countries could not play a progressive role, but would instead be a barrier in the fight for agrarian reform, parliamentary democracy, and national independence.
In their new book, John Roberts (author of China: from Permanent Revolution to Counter-Revolution) and Jorge Martin (of the International Marxist Tendency) discuss how this theory can be applied to Latin America and the anti-imperialist struggles that have taken place across the continent over the past 60 years.
In particular, Jorge discusses the examples of Cuba, Nicaragua, and Venezuela, comparing and contrasting the different revolutionary processes – each of which, in their own way, provide a validation of the correctness of Trotsky’s ideas.
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