self-scrutiny

James Devine JDevine at lmumail.lmu.edu
Wed Jul 5 09:09:24 MDT 1995


Doug writes:>>I think we've had all too much of Marxians,
post-Marxians, crytpo-Marxians, semi-Marxians, and the rest of
the gang "interrogating" Marx's heritage for keys to Stalinism.
You could do the same with the Bible, the Wealth of Nations, and
The Ring Cycle. Could we please spend a little more time
analyzing contemporary capitalism and a lot less thrashing
ourselves? <<

Frankly, Steedman and these other sources have much less to say
about contemporary and historical capitalism than Marx does,
even when he's mistaken. One can learn much more from Marx's
errors than from Steedman's postive points.

for socialism from below,

Jim Devine   jdevine at lmumail.lmu.edu
Los Angeles, CA (the city of emphysema)



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