wpc at cs.strath.ac.uk wpc at cs.strath.ac.uk
Tue Mar 7 02:22:44 MST 1995

Ron writes
Marxists were given the impression that the sequence was as given
above (primitive communism, slavery, feudalism, capitalism,
socialism, communism, )

Then there where those who said that perhaps there should be other
possible paths which would incorporate the asiatic ...

There was never any talk about going backwards. Water does not
travel uphill.

The idea that transitions from socialism to capitalism are
possible is hardly new to orthodox marxism.
The Chinese Party raised the question in its polemic with
Togliatti, Kruschov et al in the late 50s early 60s, citing
Jugoslavia as evidence that such a transition could occur.


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