[Marxism] The Palestinian Capitalists That Have Gone Too Far

Andrew Pollack acpollack2 at gmail.com
Sat Jan 25 08:10:43 MST 2014

This article has lots of crucial info on the Palestinian bourgeoisie.
But its analysis is fatally flawed by its beginning -- which posits a
fictional golden age when noncorrupt capitalists supposedly played a
progressive role in the struggle -- and its end, which makes suggestions
for meaningless modest reforms to capital's functioning (including in the
liberal/anarchist "Resistance Economy" document linked to).

See in contrast Adam Hanieh's explanation that there is today no role for a
supposedly-progressive national bourgeoisie (he uses Egypt's Sabahhi as an
example, but it applies throughout the region). See also my Facebook note
yesterday on the topic.

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