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Chapter 6: Radical Media Organization: Two Models
- The Leninist model and its influence: context, strengths, perils, and its absolute corruption
- The self-management model, socialist and feminist anarchism, and prefigurative politics
The best-known radical media organizational model of the 20th century, regrettably, was the Leninist one, often characterized as the transmission-belt model because it served solely and simply to transmit the party elite's priorities and perspectives of the moment. Its regrettable character derives not so much from all of its inherent characteristics as from the fact that it was enshrined in international communist party lore through much of the 20th century as the definitive, scientific form for both pre- and postrevolutionary media. Had communist parties not undergone the transition to taking state power and clinging on ...