[OPE-L:2288] Re:civil society

From: michael a. lebowitz (mlebowit@sfu.ca)
Date: Mon Jan 24 2000 - 14:37:59 EST

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At 09:51 AM 1/24/2000 -0000, paul c wrote:
>>Much more was needed
>> than electrification - not just popular literacy but also a democratic
>> civil society.
>Civil society is a euphemistic translation of the german, bourgeois society
>is an equally valid one. So you are saying that socialism requires a
>bourgeois society. Lenin believed it required a workers and peasants
>dictatorship. I would tend to side with Lenin.

        Let's say we used the term "socialist civil society" (which I think would
be consistent with Jurriaan's intended meaning). What would the difference
be to what you identify as Lenin's position?

        in solidarity,
Michael A. Lebowitz
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