[Marxism] The ‘Implications’ of Paul Baran

Andrew Pollack acpollack2 at gmail.com
Tue Aug 7 06:56:54 MDT 2012


I haven't had time yet to read the whole essay by critiqueofcrisistheory,
but I skipped to the end for the conclusion -- where he claims that Baran
et al. believed the working class in imperialist countries were hopelessly
bought off and that's why the MR crew were Maoists.
Is that an accurate assessment in general of their beliefs? Does the
newly-unearthed document have anything specific to say about that?
And more importantly, does the continuation of their legacy in John Bellamy
Foster's economics writing maintain this position?

On Mon, Aug 6, 2012 at 9:30 PM, Mike Treen <mike at unite.org.nz> wrote:

> ============================================================
> In its July-August 2012 issue, Monthly Review has published a new document
> entitled “Some Theoretical  Implications,” written by Paul Baran, which was
> originally intended to be a chapter of “Monopoly Capital.”...
>



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