I adhere to Stalin’s assertion that the proper role of the worker’s movement should be to weaken and reconcile the contradictions of the imperialist system through support of the colonial masses. My wife believes that a central role of the state is support the proletariat of the imperialist countries. Given the necessity for the maintenance and yet transformation of the State apparatus, are these two roles contradictory?
Oppressed Worker, Cambridge, Mass. USA
The Reverend E
Pax Arcana is proud to announce the debut of our advice column, “Ask Fidel,” featuring former Cuban leader Fidel Castro. Seems he’s decided to use his newfound free time to offer his wisdom and insight on love, life and lutefisk. We’re delighted to have him!
My girlfriend and I have been dating for about three years now and I think I’m ready to pop the big question, but I’m worried I’ve already blown my best opportunity.
We recently spent an idyllic afternoon at a state park near our home, walking the beautiful trails, holding hands and talking about life. We stopped at a lush meadow and ate a delicious picnic lunch; the whole time I was telling myself, “This is perfect! Ask her!” but I just didn’t have the guts (or the ring!) Since then we’ve had a few nice dates but nothing that scintillating–it was an afternoon I’ll remember forever.
I’m worried that my golden chance passed me by. How can I get the magic back to ask the love of my life to marry me?
– Lovelorn in Loxahatchee
After an afternoon of so many memories and so many emotions, of so many beautiful things, of so many marvelous words, it is difficult to speak here today. It was essential, however, that we meet, because a day such as today cannot be overlooked.
More after the jump.