The author is a senior editor with wsws.org, a Trotkyist site. While we obviously agree with much of his customarily lucid analysis, we strongly disagree with the Trotkyist propensity to denigrate as "not socialist enough" any country in the claws of the US imperialist beast which fails to meet their definition of socialism. In that sense, they void much of their own anti-imperialist message by resembling liberals who can never denounce US imperialism without denouncing the victim as equally foul.