A letter to intellectuals who deride revolutions in the name of purity

By: Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz, Ana Maldonado, Pilar Troya Fern├índez, and Vijay Prashad  Posted on

Revolutions do not happen suddenly, nor do they immediately transform a society. A revolution is a process, which moves at different speeds whose tempo can change rapidly if the motor of history is accelerated by intensified class conflict. But, most of the time, the building of the revolutionary momentum is glacial, and the attempt to transform a state and society can be even more slow.