Australian Left Review

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On Self-Determination


Ted Bacon


In comparision with the many current events highlighting the brutality, lawlessness and violent usurpation of the rights of nations and defenceless peoples characteristic of modern capitalism, the almost bloodless Soviet occupation of Czechoslovakia could appear insignificant. Yet it may ultimately prove to be of as great concern to socialists as any other contemporary event, for it marked a clear departure from long-established marxist principles concerning the relations between nations and especially between socialist countries.



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