[Marxism] Realism versus reformism

Philip Ferguson philipferguson8 at gmail.com
Thu Dec 27 03:44:13 MST 2018

People who pronounce themselves in favour of the method of legislative
reform in place of and in contradiction to the conquest of political power
and social revolution, do not really choose a more tranquil, calmer and
slower road to the same goal, but a different goal.  Instead of taking a
stand for the establishment of a new society, they take a stand for the
surface modification of the old society.     – Rosa Luxemburg, Reform and

The stock response to the idea of a revolutionary transformation of society
is that it is just not realistic.  In New Zealand, and much of the rest of
the world, especially the First World, the ‘received wisdom’ is that slow,
gradual change alone is possible and desirable.  The capitalist state has
been seen as the. . .

full at:  https://rdln.wordpress.com/2013/03/20/realism-versus-reformism/

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