Re: [OPE] Paul Krugman wins Nobel

From: Alejandro Agafonow <>
Date: Mon Oct 13 2008 - 10:43:20 EDT

I insist, I am referring to the realm of taught. It is a fact that US Democrats doesn’t represent faithfully the progressive liberal ideology. But this has to do with the corruption of political institutions and parties.   I remember a lecture about US political history and the existence of a minor socialist party. How far or close to social-democracy, I’m not sure. But the point is that European social-democrats have their original counterpart in America.   About Dave Z’s  concern, the fact that the most popular trends of socialism were linked to labour movements doesn’t mean that there were not other socialist ideals. Besides, this doesn’t say anything about the exhaustion or last out of the category of class in pots-industrial societies.   “Political mass movement” is not necessary the same as “labour movement”, particularly today with the plurality of subjectivities demanding recognition (women, homosexuals, indigenous, ecologists, etc).   Kind regards,Alejandro Agafonow ----- Mensaje original ---- De: Gerald Levy <> Para: Outline on Political Economy mailing list <> Enviado: lunes, 13 de octubre, 2008 16:08:02 Asunto: Re: [OPE] Paul Krugman wins Nobel Hi Alejandro:   The last tme we discussed Krugman in August I was reminded of this song - as performed with updated lyrics by Jello/Mojo.   Here's the original - sung by Phil Ochs:   Amongst social democrats within the US, there is still a distinction between social democracy and liberalism, although they often (especially during election years) form alliances and serve as a sort of 'left wing' of the Democratic Party. Much of the union leadership in the US used to have a distinct social democratic tradition but that has largely changed since the mid-1980s. Nowadays, it has a much smaller influence - mostly among academics and intellectuals.   In solidarity, Jerry

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