Rakesh Narpat Bhandari <rakeshb@Stanford.EDU> said, on 11/01/00: >What did you think of Mattick Sr's essay on Lenin and Luxemburg? That article is a 1935 one and I found it rather more objectionable than his1970s work which seems to be more balanced. However, I don't think Mattick is really that much interested in Luxemburg's work and, as I write, he sustains a "dismissal of Luxemburg, not much in his own words but using the words of others (minus the polemics)". My most serious objection is the following: " 'without a doubt the reproduction schemes show that even under the conditions they assume, the circuit of capital is conceivable on an expanded scale' (Mattick, 1974, p. 100). Mattick has hit upon the issue of contention. But he fails to explain his assertion! Luxemburg is denying most forcefully the accuracy of such a statement and Mattick is doing no more than asserting her supposed error in understanding Marx -- but not analyzing her argumentation (for which she devoted much of her book of 450 pages)." In any case, I use five pages to discuss Mattick on Luxemburg. Paul Z.
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