Old *MacDonald* had a line...eii eii o....

phantasos mpomo at yahoo.com
Tue Feb 5 08:11:38 MST 2002


--- Louis Proyect <lnp3 at panix.com> wrote:
>
> Because a workers state under Stalinist rule is
> preferable to a
> bourgeois state that would replace it, just as a
> trade union under
> Jimmy Hoffa's control would be preferable to none at
> all. This is
> abc's to people who think in class terms.

This is a crucial analogy, but it seems somewhat
unsatisfactory.  A trade union is a trade union, and a
state is a state.  To equate the Stalinist system with

"workers state" is to beg the very question under
debate.
Michael Davidson

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