- Capitalism and Alternatives -

Back to the Future.

Posted by: Frenchy on November 29, 1999 at 12:19:22:

In Reply to: History. posted by Red Deathy on November 26, 1999 at 12:05:35:

: : Again, why would anyone care about what Marx has to say about history given his biased interpretation?

: But that wasn't his interpretation, what he was saying was that socialism was imminant inn history, that humanity was repeadedly striving to achieve a classless society, but that only Capitalism made the conditions for its full realisation. he was specifically looking to history, to previous societies, and had swathes upon swathesn of anthropological notes, he saw those societies as in fact showing teh tendancy of human history, of the species form, towards socialism. Don't you read responces or something?'

Sorry old boy, I'm merely asking the very same question that Igor Shafarevich asked in his essay in Alexander Solzhenitsyn's book, "From Under the Rubble" (Ruble?) Anyways, I gave three passages from that essay in which he showed the history of socialism/communism being the primary model to enslave peoples. Wouldn't that be something we want to get away from? I wonder, is pure Capitalism the wave of the future? Capitalism, after all, is a much newer economic system than socialism/communism, no?

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