[Marxism] Europe's left has seen how capitalism can bite back | Leo Panitch | Comment is free | The Guardian

Louis Proyect lnp3 at panix.com
Sun Jan 12 15:08:46 MST 2014

There is an old debate on the left about reform v revolution. But it has 
become outmoded, not only because of the extremely limited prospects and 
forces for revolutionary change. The current meaning of the word 
"reform" contrasts sharply with the way it was used by Europe's social 
democrats around a century ago. Whether or not the incremental reforms 
that went under the rubric of gradualism would achieve social 
transformation without subjecting society to the pain of revolution, 
they were designed to promote social solidarity against the market.


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