Re: [OPE] Question to Marxologists: Mode of production

From: Gerald Levy <>
Date: Fri Sep 05 2008 - 09:55:51 EDT

> I can understand that you don't want to classify it as socialist, and it was certainly not capitalist.
> But why assume that these are two only two possibilities?

Hi Dave:

I wouldn't assume those are the only two possibilities. There are others.

You mentioned bureaucratic collectivism (in a post dated 9/1). I wasn't
impressed when I read it many years ago by Burnham's analysis and
I don't recall reading what Rakovsky had to say about this. You said that
you thought it was a "bit more sharp" than the theory that the USSR
was state capitalist but you stopped short from writing that it was
bureaucratic collectivist: do you think it was?

In solidarity, Jerry

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