[Marxism] Re: Cuba and state capitalism

T.Hartin t.hartin at qmul.ac.uk
Thu Aug 11 11:37:50 MDT 2005


>If the Cuban revolution did not overthrow capitalism but merely created a
>state capitalism, and if life for the great majority of Cubans is 
>qualitatively better than before 1959, are we as Marxists wrong to 
>declare capitalism a thoroughly reactionary system? Wouldn't we be forced 
>to admit that capitalism (in its statist form) still has some progressive 
>potential and thus socialism and the idea of the working class taking 
>power is not on today's agenda?

The long boom was a period of relative prosperity which saw real 
improvements for the working class, does that mean our slogan has to be 
"bring back keynsianism"? Actually that is the position of some social 
democratic left, but its not the position of revolutionaries




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