[Marxism] A few small thoughts about Nicaragua

Louis Proyect lnp3 at panix.com
Sat Jul 24 05:41:14 MDT 2004

Dr. Who wrote:
> Marx has shown us that capitalism operates by its own laws, and that 
> they cannot be changed.  Think about this for a minute, that sentence... 
> they CANNOT be changed.  

Then why was Marx so enthusiastic about the Paris Commune? The economic 
changes were minimal, but he saw this as the first manifestation of an 
anti-capitalist revolution. Marxism engages with transition, with 
change, with contradiction. In your schema, there is capitalism and 
non-capitalism. A binary, on-off switch so to speak. This is not very 
dialectical, is it?

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