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I stand corrected

Posted by: Stoller on October 22, 1999 at 15:14:30:

In Reply to: Marx said it too! posted by Chuck on October 22, 1999 at 13:56:49:

: Chuck: Marx said it too - in a speech he gave in Amsterdam on September 8, 1872 after a congress of the first international:

: "...we do not deny that there are countries - such as America, England, and if I were more familiar with your institutions, I would perhaps also add Holland - where the workers can attain their goal by peaceful means." (The Marx-Engels Reader, 2nd edition, edited by Robert C. Tucker, p.522, "The Possibility of Non-Violent Revolution")

I stand corrected.

Guess that serves me right for owning only International Publisher editions of Marx & Engels...

Concerning the content of Marx's analysis, let us remember that he died prior to the era of vast monopoly capitalism in America; no doubt his appraisal would have changed accordingly...

But that's only speculation...

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