I am not an expert on the state, the concept of the state or the historical lineages of the State, but I have an understanding of how poorly the North American Communist left understands the state. No, I’m not an expert, but I figure that my ability to read chapter books without any pictures whatsoever (!) provides me with an ability to learn the material enough to make bold claims about the nature of state power. Recently, Charles Bettelheim, author of the multivolume series Class Struggles in the USSR taught me a few basic, but subterranean, lessons about the nature of state power. Continue reading “I Read Charles Bettelheim. What Happened Next Will Shock & Amaze You!”