[OPE-L:2466] Re: Was Lenin a nondualist, supporter of the single-system vision

glevy@acnet.pratt.edu (glevy@acnet.pratt.edu)
Tue, 4 Jun 1996 15:42:04 -0700

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Alejandro wasted no time in getting into the OPE-L swing of things. Rather
than answer the question he posed in [OPE-L:2464], I have a question for
him or anyone else who cares to answer. He quotes Lenin as follows:

> "Price is a manifestation of the law of value. Value is the law of price,
> i.e. it is the generalized expression of price phenomena. To talk here about
> "independence" is to mock the Science".

Do you agree with the above quote, regardless of whether it can be
classified as nondualist? [BTW (that means "by the way", BTW), Alan told
me that Alejandro was the first to coin the term nondualism].

Expressing my question somewhat differently, isn't Lenin suggesting that
value theory is a theory of relative prices and isn't that part of the
Ricardian tradition that Bortkiewicz represented and Marx broke
decisively from?

[If you want to be really brave you can also define the term "law of
value" for us].

I regret that I can't answer *your* question at this time.

In OPE-L Solidarity,