[OPE-L] "Capitalism in crisis can only lengthen the working day" [!]

From: Gerald_A_Levy@MSN.COM
Date: Tue Sep 27 2005 - 13:52:17 EDT

An excellent example of one-sided Marxism:


"Taking this critique [Marx's critique in _Capital_, JL] as a whole, it 
is obvious that any reforms for the working class, any reduction 
in the working day for example, can only henceforth come about 
after the seizure of power by the proletariat and as steps towards 
a fully communist society."

Obviously -- within this way of theorizing the question -- capital
(short of revolutionary transformation) is able to impose 
its will on the working class.  This position presumes that the
consequences of all movements for reform under late
capitalism are inevitable.   Where is class _struggle_ in this 

Is this article exceptional or characteristic of a widespread way 
of conceiving of  capitalism and class by many Marxists today?

In solidarity, Jerry

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