[Marxism] Capitalism is stage of history

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Mon Jan 16 14:22:23 MST 2006


 
In a message dated 16/01/2006 19:21:09 GMT Standard Time,  
juancarloscruz at hotmail.com writes:

Marx  also accepted the reality that capitalism was a reality 
and part of  historical evolution



Reply:
 
Not strictly true. Marx understood Capitalism as most advanced form of mode  
of production, yes, an improvement on Feudalism in terms of development of  
productive forces. But at the same time he always recognised it as  constituting 
a human catastrophe. This was the contradiction - thesis and  antithesis - 
inherent in Marx's analysis; one which demanded the synthesis  provided by 
socialism.
 
JD



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