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

From: Paul Cockshott (clyder@GN.APC.ORG)
Date: Sun Jan 04 2004 - 17:30:11 EST

dashyaf@EASYNET.CO.UK wrote:
> Rakesh,
> Engels was using this example to show how the impact of Britain's
> world monopoly affected class relations in Britain. Britain, as Lenin
> pointed out, showed two characteristic features of imperialism in the
> latter half of the nineteenth century. With the advent of imperialism
> these conditions were reproduced in a few major capitalist countries.
> You know all this and so your reply is simply not a serious one and I
> have no intention of conducting further discussion with you at this
> level.
> David Yaffe
Rakesh made a serious point. If the logic of the argument relates in
some way to monopoly, then it can no longer be held to apply now
in an epoch of globalisation when the capitalist mode of production
has spread accross much of the world.

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