Alexander Pivtorak

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February 25, 2014

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Alexander Pivtorak

Ukraine’s political breakdown and the crisis of the Ukrainian Left

This wasn’t just a political crisis anymore; what followed was a revolutionary situation with elements of civil war.

The thing is, in their fight against a corrupt government and its oligarchs, the middle class, the bourgeoisie, the intellectuals, the students, the peasants, the migrant workers and the proletariat from Western and Central Ukraine are appealing to an even more powerful bourgeoisie and to a super-state that is, unlike Ukraine, a subject, rather than an object, of world-historical processes.

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