[Marxism] Moderator's note

Carrol Cox cbcox at ilstu.edu
Tue Aug 24 11:56:10 MDT 2004

Louis Proyect wrote:
 Back in the 1960s and 70s, Mao's
> dictum that "A revolution is not a dinner party" was used as an excuse for
> all sorts of counterproductive behavior. 

Minor correction. MISused; and he was paraphrasing Engels from "On
Authority," the point of both the original and Mao's echo being the
contradiction between working class and capitalist class, not what the
same Mao called "contradictions among the people," a conception which
Dan ought to acquaint himself with.


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