[Marxism] Precapitalist property relations?

Carrol Cox cbcox at ilstu.edu
Thu Nov 10 13:53:41 MST 2005



Louis Proyect wrote:
> 
> Marx's
> statement that capitalism could have arisen anywhere--not just in Great
> Britain.


Of course it could have originated anywhere. (Perhaps not in Antartica
or Easter Island.) But that is irrelevant to the "Brenner Debate," which
is not what about _could_ have happened but what, _contingently_, did
happen.

It's this sort of tautologism that can poison the debate.

Carrol




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