RE: [OPE] English-German translations? Erfurt Programme

From: Paul Cockshott (wpc@dcs.gla.ac.uk)
Date: Mon Jul 21 2008 - 14:54:46 EDT


In many ways it is still a very good program. There is a tension between direct democracy
and parliamentary democracy in it, but in terms of 

1) at least calling for direct democracy
2) calling for the arming of the people
3) its general theoretical introduction

it is way superior to the 'British Road to Socialism', which was the CP programme
in the UK from the early 1950s.

Paul Cockshott
Dept of Computing Science
University of Glasgow
+44 141 330 1629
www.dcs.gla.ac.uk/~wpc/reports/



-----Original Message-----
From: ope-bounces@lists.csuchico.edu on behalf of Dogan Gmen
Sent: Mon 7/21/2008 5:56 PM
To: ope@lists.csuchico.edu
Subject: Re: [OPE] English-German translations? Erfurt Programme
 

 Yes, Jerry is missing the point. The Erfurt Programme has two parts: Maximum (revolution) and Minimum (reform) Programme. The first part describes in a more general sense the long term aim(s). The Minimum programme has in turn two parts. First part has 10 aims to be implemented to improve the quality of social life in general - not just administration. The second part aims to improve work conditions of working classes. So it is not state centred at all.


 


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Dogan Gmen
Author of The Adam Smith Problem:
Reconciling Human Nature and Society in
The Theory of Moral Sentiments and Wealth of Nations,
I. B. Tauris, London&New York 2007

 


 

-----Original Message-----
From: Paul Cockshott <wpc@dcs.gla.ac.uk>
To: Outline on Political Economy mailing list <ope@lists.csuchico.edu>
Sent: Mon, 21 Jul 2008 17:46
Subject: RE: [OPE] English-German translations? Erfurt Programme










That is not the issue here, it relates to election of judges which
was in the RSDLP programme ( based on Erfurt programme )

Paul Cockshott
Dept of Computing Science
University of Glasgow
+44 141 330 1629
www.dcs.gla.ac.uk/~wpc/reports/



-----Original Message-----
From: ope-bounces@lists.csuchico.edu on behalf of GERALD LEVY
Sent: Mon 7/21/2008 3:45 PM
To: Outline on Political Economy mailing list
Subject: RE: [OPE] English-German translations? Erfurt Programme
 

> Ok so Bertrand Russell mistranslated it as Magistrate, it sounds more> as if 
they were demanding that the civil service be
 elected.
 
 
Hi Paul C and others:
I think that's consistent with the state (no pun intended) of German Social 
Democracy at the time - which was very 'state-centered'  both in its programme
for actions and in its vision of socialism.  When this (state-centered) 
perspective 
was first adopted by the SPD (and to what it extent it was influenced 
by Engels)  is another question.
 
In solidarity, Jerry 
 



 





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