Tom O'Lincoln on imperialism

Jurriaan Bendien bendien at
Mon Jul 21 18:15:14 MDT 2003

Well, Tom, maybe I should do some work on that theory of state capitalism
after all, and turn it into something useful. Who says that Tony Cliff is
the only one to be a creatively heterodox socialist ? I cannot promise to do
it immediately though. What would you say would be the book which makes the
best systematic exposition of the "state capitalist" argument ?

Personally, I am always hoping that some Russian socialist scholar will make
an objective assessment of Western Marxist interpretations of the Soviet
Union (Trotskyist, Stalinist, Maoist and so on), but I haven't found any
yet. Maybe Kagarlitsky did something on it, I don't know, he's usually very



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