[Marxism] Scope and Limits of Theory: Provisional Draft

S. Artesian sartesian at earthlink.net
Mon Jul 5 17:51:29 MDT 2010

Only someone who has either not read, or not understood the Grundrisse and 
Theories of Surplus Value could think that

"they had no relationship to the class struggle in France, Britain,  Germany 
or Czarist Russia. Nor do they have any relationship to the  socialist 
revolutions of the 20th century..."

the moderator, in his wisdom, is claiming Marx's critique of capitalism has 
no relationship to class struggle, which is exactly the charge he raises, or 
thinks he is raising against those who actually do read Marx's critique of 
capitalism.  Priceless.  For everything else there's Mastercard

Why stop with the Grundrisse, and TSV-- let's just chuck out all of Capital, 
the Economic Manuscripts 1861-1864, the proposed and completed but 
unpublished 2nd volume of A Contribution to the Critique of Political 
Economy; the proposd chapter 6 of vol 1 of Capital on the results of the 
process of production-- hell, let's just limit everything to The Civil War 
in France and State and Revolution-- it's worked so well for "Marxists" so 
far, hasn't it?  Why we had a commune in Paris in 1871, drowned in blood, a 
revolution in Russian, deformed at birth and utilized after birth to disrupt 
prospects for an international revolution, and don't forget the commune of 
..... Havana in 1959.

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From: "Louis Proyect" <lnp3 at panix.com> 

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