[OPE-L:2291] Re: Re:civil society

From: clyder (wpc@dcs.gla.ac.uk)
Date: Tue Jan 25 2000 - 04:52:31 EST

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> >Civil society is a euphemistic translation of the german, bourgeois
> >is an equally valid one. So you are saying that socialism requires a
> >democratic
> >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?

We need some political common sense here. The slogan civil society
was revived by the reformers in Eastern Europe who were consciously
trying to re-establish bourgeois society.

I strongly suspect that civil society and proletarian dictatorship stand
in opposition to one another historically.

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