Eaqleton's Marxism is the legacy of Erich Fromm and the Frankfurt
School, that group of Jewish and German intellectuals who, like theologian Paul
Tillich, sought to escape the Nazis via immigration to the U.S. But Fromm's observations were informed by psychological astuteness; he did not try to stand as apologist of Stalinism in Russia and Maoism in China; instead, he considered these politicians as preaching "a degraded Marxism." Eagleton, by contrast, blames Zsarist depletion of national resources, the revolution, the WWI wartime invaders, all of which combined, he says, couldn't help but create a situation where Stalin would seize dictatorial powers.
In : Reading Life
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