capitalism in its death agony?

Sun Mar 17 20:58:58 MST 2002

I've been thinking about this question on and off.  It's easy to
characterize 1914-1949 as an era of capitalist death agony..  Fascism,
depression, two world wars, the decline of culture, chaos and misery, all
in the centers of world capitalism..

But how about the post-war period? couldn't you make the argument that
it's been a period of economic and cultural progress, a sort of 'pax
americana', far from the death agony that lenin and trotsky described?
that's not to say it hasn't been utter misery (as always since the advent
of class society) for the majority.
i don't have a 'position', i'm just throwing the question out there.

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