[OPE-L:2303] Re: Re: civil society

From: Paul Cockshott (clyder@gn.apc.org)
Date: Sun Jan 30 2000 - 16:25:35 EST

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At 09:31 30/01/00 -0500, Gerald Levy wrote:
>Paul C wrote in [OPE-L:2283]:
>> Civil society is a euphemistic translation of the german, bourgeois
>> society is an equally valid one.

Burgerlich gesellschaft

>I, for one, am very uncomfortable with the idea that there is some type
>of systematic necessity between capitalism and (bourgeois) democracy.

what is termed democracy in bourgeois society is nothing of the sort
it is to use Aristotelean terminology in fact aristocratic psephonomy.
According to Aristotle, democracy is the unconstrained rule by the
poor, what Marx called proletarian dictatorship.

Paul Cockshott (clyder@gn.apc.org)

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