[Marxism] Fwd: Neo-Utopian Socialism (by L. Proyect)

Louis Proyect lnp3 at panix.com
Thu Dec 24 10:22:54 MST 2015


Bookchin's "libertarian municipalism" is offered as an alternative to 
the Marxist vision of a transformation of society led by the 
working-class. "Social ecology would embody its ethics in a politics of 
confederal municipalism, in which municipalities cojointly gain rights 
to self-governance through networks of confederal councils, to which 
towns and cities would send their mandated, recallable by delegates to 
adjust differences."

Okay, let's see if we can get this right. Capitalism will be replaced by 
a more humane system through the incremental replacement of capitalist 
chunks of real estate by new egalitarian units. Today we have liberated 
Putney, Vermont and Madison, Wisconsin. Next week we have a shot at 
taking over Dallas, Texas. When all the towns and cities have been 
become liberated zones, we then celebrate our victory by eating dishes 
of Ben and Jerry's ice cream.

full: http://www.columbia.edu/~lnp3/mydocs/economics/neo_utopian.htm



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