[Marxism] Germany's Die Linke shows the way for the left

Einde O'Callaghan eindeoc at freenet.de
Sun Sep 20 16:28:04 MDT 2009

Lüko Willms wrote:

>     As the "doctor at the death bed of capitalism", as Hilferding explained. The 
> "socialism" they dream of is the "socialism" of Willy Brandt. 
The key question for Marxists in Germany is not whether DIE LINKE is 
reformist or not, but where Marxists should be active given the weakness 
of Marxism in Germany. My personal view is that they definitely should 
not be standing on the sidelines making abstract comments about how 
inadequate DIE LINKE is. That is a recipe for disaster analogous to the 
"Class against class!" rhetoric of Third-Period Stalinism - although on 
a lesser scale given that German Marxists today are not as entrenched in 
the working class as the KPD was.

Einde O'Callaghan

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