coloquial sense of the word when you mentioned 'the
end of democracy'
what is that?
Von: Paul Cockshott <email@example.com>
An: Outline on Political Economy mailing list <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Verschickt: Mi., 30. Dez. 2009, 13:37
Thema: RE: [OPE] Britain--parasitic and decaying capitalism: A comment
Well we do not have democracy in the true sense in the EU or the USA, but I was
assuming you were using the coloquial sense of the word when you mentioned 'the
end of democracy' as being a symptom of imperialism
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But look at these points: the tendancy towards centralisation of capital is
general not specifically imperialist, and such centralisation as is now occuring
via multi-national companies fits in better with Kautskys ultra imperialism than
Hobsons model, albeit that the criticism of Kautsky in 1916 was valid then.
Paul C, you don't read carefully enough what people say. Who on the list made a
claim that centralisation of capital is specific to imperialism?
Any first year student of political economy may know that. The point is that in
the imperialist stage of capitalism centralisation reached a new point that
brings about some fundamental changes in the inner structure of capital that has
some serious economic and political consequences. Without Lenin's theory of
imperialism no one has been able to present an explanation of fascism and will
not be able. I hope you don't say we have in Europe, USA democracy.
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