Yugoslavia, market socialism, democracy, etc.

Louis N Proyect lnp3 at columbia.edu
Thu Nov 16 06:33:19 MST 1995

On Wed, 15 Nov 1995 ROSSERJB at vax1.acs.jmu.edu wrote:

>      Finally, Louis objects to my asking about democracy since he is
> so busy thinking.  How convenient, as the late great Church Lady would
> have said.  FACT:  There has never been a permanent command economy
> in world history that was a functioning democracy.   Marx mostly supported
> democracy, despite occasional snide remarks about "bourgeois democracy"
> and support for the "dictatorship of the proletariat."  I remind that 
> Hitler's Germany was a command economy and even had planning.  It was
> only its racist nationalism and its capitalism that separated it from
> the Stalinist regime in its essential character.
> Barkley Rosser
Louis: "Snide" remarks from Marx? Hitler's "command economy"? "Only" its 
capitalism? Barkley, the gap between us politically is enough to 
navigate an aircraft carrier through.

Believe it or not, I do not enjoy arguing with people who I have wide 
differences with. That is the reason I never responded to Pat/MIM, after 
a few initial exchanges.

I find it much more profitable to concentrate on areas that separate me 
politically from other Marxists on the list, such as the discussion on 
fascism that is on-going.

All the best to you and Robert Peter Burns, SJ, but goodbye for now. 

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