Marxism as science

Louis N Proyect lnp3 at columbia.edu
Thu Apr 13 16:03:36 MDT 1995


On Thu, 13 Apr 1995, Rahul Mahajan wrote:

> Whenever Marxist analysis has tried to go the predictive route that is an
> essential part of the paradigm of science (natural science, of course), it
> has failed miserably. The "law of increasing immiseration of the working
> class" or of "imperialism as the decadence of capitalism" don't become laws
> just because someone states them very forcefully.

Louis Proyect:

Maybe I'm missing something here, but the evidence of imperialism as
capitalism in its most decadent form seems ample: WWI, WWII, genocide
against the Jews, Vietnam, Algeria, Guatemala...need I continue?


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