socialism or barbarism? - ERRATA

Jorn Andersen ccc6639 at vip.cybercity.dk
Sat May 18 05:53:02 MDT 1996


Hugh Rodwell wrote:

> But I am very dubious about one point you make:
>
> >The long term: There is no probability whatsoever that
> >capitalism "left to itself" (....) will end up with barbarism
> >of the worst sorts: The common destruction of the contending
> >classes. All attempts at finding evidence for this has failed.
>
> First, I don't see how you can so easily put your finger on aspects of
> barbarism in the short and medium term (and in the history of this
> century), and fail to do so in the long term.

Jorn:
Of course - I forgot a fatal *NOT* - sorry for confusion. It should read:

> The long term: There is no probability whatsoever that
> capitalism "left to itself" (....) will *NOT* end up with barbarism
> of the worst sorts: The common destruction of the contending
> classes. All attempts at finding evidence for this has failed.

And I agree 100% with the rest of what you wrote!


> So, please, justify your optimism regarding capitalism's long-term prospects.

No.

Jorn

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