ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846
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The author of "A Marxist Post-mortem of Soviet Socialism" (EPW, 28 May 2011) responds to Paresh Chattopadhyay's "On a Strange Misreading of Marx: A Note" (EPW, 24 September 2011) and Cem Somel's "On a 'Marxist' Post-mortem" (EPW, 24 September 2011) with reference to terminological objections in the use of the terms socialism, communism and dictatorship of the proletariat, differences of historical interpretation, the class nature of Soviet society, and the restoration of capitalism.

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