“We need to finally dispense with the unconditional celebration of Sovietism. 2017 is over. It’s now 102 years since the Bolshevik revolution, and 102nd anniversaries don’t mean shit.” —Darya Rustamova
Who are these Leftists making gulag jokes and Stalin memes? Why does every conversation about Hong Kong seem to attract a response from someone who claims resistance to Chinese control is a CIA plot, that the Tiananmen Square massacre was faked, that genocide is up for debate, or that we have a duty to support enemies of the United States, no matter how despotic and regressive they reveal themselves to be? This zine presents essays that unpack the history of cheering for the tanks, and its contemporary manifestations.
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