[OPE-L:2743] Re: Lenin and state capitalism

Paul Cockshott (wpc@cs.strath.ac.uk)
Mon, 29 Jul 1996 02:06:46 -0700 (PDT)

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Andrew wrote in [OPE-L:2731]:
> (2) That the prevailing mode of production in Lenin's Russia was still state
> capitalism was well understood by some of the Bolshevik's, especially Lenin,
> who considered this and bureaucratic deformation of the worker's state as its
> two foremost problems.

I would have though that it was not even private capitalism much less
state capitalism. In Lenins day the Soviet economy was dominated by
peasant patriarchal economy. Capitalism and state capitalism would
have been great leaps forward.
Paul Cockshott