[Marxism] Re: State capitalism -- addition

Ian Pace ian at ianpace.com
Sun Dec 19 15:32:14 MST 2004

Octob1917>> How do you know? did you happen to conduct a census? This is 
like the sweeping statements made by bourgeois politicians and their media 
stooges all throughout the Cold War.
Einde> I live in teh former GDR and I can honestly say taht the people who 
> to go back to the GDR are few and far between even if people are totally 
> pissed off about the fact that Western-style capitalism isn't delivering 
> the goods either.
I was talking recently to a Croatian woman (ethnically Serb) who's lived in 
London for the last 10 years or so - she genuinely argues that the 
conditions in communist Yugoslavia were better than those in Britain 
nowadays (and she's no fool nor naive, nor in a particularly uncomfortable 
situation here).

Anyone have much experience or thoughts on the distinct socialist model in 


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