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The Russians are Coming

But Aren’t They Already Here?

Who are the Russian oligarchs or wannabe oligarchs? Slavoj Zizek’s description is particularly apt: The so-called oligarchs in Russia and other ex-communist countries are a bourgeois counterpart to what Marx called the lumpen-proletariat: an unthinking cohort susceptible to political manipulation because its members have no class consciousness or revolutionary potential of their own. Unlike the proletariat, […]

Full Citation Information:
McLaren, P. (2022). The Russians are Coming: But Aren’t They Already Here?. PESA Agora. https://pesaagora.com/columns/the-russians-are-coming/

Peter McLaren

Peter McLaren is Emeritus Professor at the Graduate School of Education and Information Studies, University of California, Los Angeles. From 2013-2023 he served as Distinguished Professor in Critical Studies, Co-Director and International Ambassador for Global Ethics and Social Justice, The Paulo Freire Democratic Project, Attallah College of Educational Studies, Chapman University, USA.