[OPE-L:2375] Re: understanding pre- and post-capitalism

From: clyder (wpc@dcs.gla.ac.uk)
Date: Wed Feb 16 2000 - 04:54:52 EST

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> As for the future, who knows what it will look like? To assume that
> understanding post-capitalism lies in understanding capitalism suggests
> that the key to understanding the future lies in comprehending the past.
> There may be some truth to that claim, but it is inconsistent with the
> prior claim that the key to understanding the past lies in understanding
> the present.

Socialism is the past as well, the short 20th century in Hobsbawms
we are now in the 21st.

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