Eisenhower feared that communism would spread to other countries but countries cannot be considered “dominoes,” so the domino theory is false. The domino theory was then reintroduced during the Vietnam War and the Kennedy administration (“Vietnam War”). Many people see the domino theory as something entirely true. They think the theory is applicable because of the blood shed in Vietnam and its surrounding countries because of the spread of communism (Moïse). The American government saw Ho Chi Minh as one of the playing pieces in the game of communism.
Sorel 's Reflections on Violence is not a mere intellectual endeavor; rather, it is a revolutionary guideline. As Chiaria Bottici notes in A Philosophy of Political Myth, this Sorel 's text 'clearly has an activist intent: to develop a severe critique of the parliamentary socialists and their neglect of the primary role played by proletarian violence in history ' (Bottici 2007, 159). In Reflections on Violence Sorel tries to develop a specific revolutionary ethics which will be true to the genuine Marxism. He explicitly states that the task of his study is 'to deepen our understanding of moral conduct ' (Sorel 2004, 40). It is crucial that moral conduct is associated here with political practices and,
However, the KPD sought to have alliance with individual members of the SPD making the ‘revolutionary United Front from Below’. By 1935 Communist groups knew that fascism was now powerful and the only way to win people away from it was to incorporate the demands of the working class into a broader alliance with those members of the middle and ruling classes hostile to fascism. This meant a political alliance, not only with socialists, but also with liberals, radicals and eventually conservatives making the ‘Popular Front’. It is the ‘United Front’ tactics, championed by Trotsky who argued that in Germany the SPD and the KPD should unite around
The over-arching tone of war and post-war society was likely influenced by Sandburg’s own experience serving in the Spanish-American war. Less direct and self-explanatory than “I am the People, the Mob”, “And They Obey” relies more on the interpretation of the audience. Two unnamed groups interact within the poem: “they” or ”you”, and “we”. It is assumed that the “they” within the title, as well as the “you” being commanded, is the obedient working class to the demanding “we” of the government. The juxtaposition of the two stanzas emphasizes the futile work of the laborers commanded to “Smash down the cities” only to later “Build up the cities” (Sandburg, 1, 9).
Ngugi works are characterized by criticism against European unacceptable law and injustice. Petals of Blood revolve around ruthless capitalist and deals with issues like land, history, education and exploitation. Religion in both novels is used as a tool to enslave the mind and soul of natives. Ngugi in his works like The Trial of Dedan Kimathi, Petals of Blood, Detained and Matigari has focused on the plights of the oppressed because it is the fiction that could rouse the consciousness of the masses. Ngugi works for the change in society that kind of society which promotes unequal social order.
The Communist Manifesto, originally titled Manifesto of the Communist Party, was written in 1872 by Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels. Marx and Engels, both socialists, set out to complexly critique the capitalist system in The Communist Manifesto. The book presents analytical insight into class struggle, the problem with capitalism and the abolition of private property. These are the three main ideas behind the Communist Manifesto that I will be discussing today. It was believed by Marx that class struggle was the foundation and motivation behind all historical developments.
“Naming of Parts” By Henry Reed “Naming of parts” by Henry Reed was written during World War 2. Reed uses a variety of literary devices to successfully portray the poem's environment of “War”. The poem is about a soldier who is going through training, learning the components of a rifle. However, the soldier is not taught about the ramifications of using a rifle. The poet uses contrast, tone, and imagery in order to present war as an inescapable reality for soldiers.
In the book, Towards a Revolutionary Theatre, Dutt observes that, ‘We have seen plays which begin with a fierce attack on the ruling class and end in a whimper of complaint for better treatment, as if the ruling class is basically kind and will listen to this plea’ (Dutt 74). He categorized these plays as the semi-bourgeois or the anti-establishment plays. According to Dutt, ‘the revolutionary theatre must, by definition, preach revolution’ (Dutt 74) to execute ‘a radical overthrow of the political power of the bourgeois-feudal forces, a thorough destruction of their state machine’ (Dutt 74). He considered it crucial to depict the ruling class as a ruthless enemy and to focus on the urgent need for revolution in order to transform the contemporary social system. In this context, one may refer to Rustom Bharucha’s observations in Rehearsals of Revolution: The Political Theatre of
First Draft Resistance is when the colonized tries to defend themselves against the oppressor. It also may be considered as a means of objecting for those who are impotent. The presence of politics in literature was described as being “a pistol shot in the middle of a concert’ according to Stendhal. This description is completely applied on resistance literature which is considered a political activity. Barbara Harlow maintained in her book Resistance Literature that the writer and critic Ghassan Kanafani mentioned the term “resistance”, with reference to literature, for the first time in his study Literature of Resistance in Occupied Palestine: 1948-1966.
Use religion as a cover for terrorist activities, organised mostly where there is forest cover. And work for decentralization of power and employ terror as a political weapon. The naxalism started by kanu sanyal he is the believer of communist ideology. The term naxalism was also led by charu majumdar. His ideology was spread through his writings, particularly the historic eight documents which formed the basis of naxalite ideology.