economic globalisation

Louis N Proyect lnp3 at
Mon Aug 14 12:57:03 MDT 1995

On Mon, 14 Aug 1995, Chris Bailey wrote:

> It seems to me that Lenin's rather simplistic attempt to explain the changes
> that had taken place in the world economy after Marx proved to be an
> unmitigated disaster for socialism in the long run. Far from providing
> a "platform for understanding" I would contend his position seriously
> disorientated the Marxist movement for most of this century. I think a
> serious attempt at a Marxist analysis of modern capitalism would have
> to include a thorough critique of Lenin.

Louis Proyect:

Now, hold on here! Wasn't it just the other week we learned that it was
"State and Revolution" that disoriented the Marxist movement. Now make up
your mind! If you really want to talk about disasters, take a look at the
horrible casting of "Jeeves and Wooster" in the PBS series. A real
tragedy was the failure to cast the young John Cleese as Wooster and the
middle-aged Alec Guiness as Jeeves in a film some years back. This is
something that will haunt me for the rest of my life.

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