[Marxism] Fwd: From Communism to Activism? | Michael Roberts Blog

Louis Proyect lnp3 at panix.com
Wed Mar 14 06:12:18 MDT 2018

The most intense periods of struggle appear to be when the labour 
movement is reasonably strong in incomes and organisation but when the 
profitability of capital has started to fall, according to Marx’s law of 
profitability.  Then the battle over the share of the surplus and wages 
rises.  Historically, in the UK that was from 1910 just before and just 
after WW1; and in the 1970s.  Such objective conditions have so far not 
arisen again.  So the spectre of Communism haunting Europe – the phrase 
that Marx and Engels started with their manifesto in 1848 (in a similar 
intense period as those above) – is not yet with us again.


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