Re: (OPE-L) Re: Paresh Chattopadhyay 'Capital, The Progenitor of Socialism'

From: Rakesh Bhandari (rakeshb@STANFORD.EDU)
Date: Sat Jan 03 2004 - 12:20:00 EST

>'The truth is this: during the period of England's industrial
>monopoly the English working class have, to a certain extent, shared
>in the benefits of the monopoly. These benefits were unequally
>parcelled out amongst them; the privileged minority pocketed most,
>but even the great mass had, at least, a temporary share now and
>then. and that is the reason why since the dying out of Owenism,
>there has been no socialism in England...' (1892)

No advanced capitalist country now enjoys an industrial monopoly.
Hence, in terms of this argument the material basis for a labor
aristocracy should no longer exist.


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