The Revolutionary Bourgeois

Another thought: If Ahmadinejad did actually win, and the reformists end up overturningthe regime, our sympathy would essentially be going to a minority-ruleregime of the privileged urban elites over the rural masses. In otherwords, exactly the kind of revolution that progressive Americans havegenerally been opposed to. The ’60s and ’70s Latin American revolutionsso popular with the American left, for instance, were the exactopposite: peasant revolutions against urban elites. Very interesting how globalization has essentially closed the age ofthe proletarian/peasant revolution and restored, on a planetary scale, the originalrevolutionary bourgeois of the 18th century.

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