On Sneevliet, the Dutch Communist Party and the February Strike of 1941
At the very end of the article by Michael Williams on the Dutch revolutionary Henk Sneevliet (nlr 123) there is a misleading remark which calls for rectification. It is of relatively little importance for the main argument of the article, but in my opinion it expresses a tendency common to much Marxist historiography, and for that reason too is worth commenting on. Besides, the episode involved is of great intrinsic interest, even if it does not concern the principal subject of the piece, namely Sneevliet’s work in Indonesia.
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