Re: [OPE] Important review of Kautskyism Past and Present

From: Paul Cockshott <>
Date: Tue Aug 10 2010 - 04:42:49 EDT

I was wondering what Dave Y makes of the very explicit adoption of Kautsky as a model theorist by
Mike Macnair and Lars Lih?
I wrote a critical review of MacNairs book which rehabilitates Kautsky here

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Sent: Saturday, August 07, 2010 7:27 PM
Subject: [OPE] Important review of Kautskyism Past and Present

The latest edition of FRFI has a review of an important new online book by
Alec Abbott - Kautskyism past and present. The review is in FRFI 216 - The
limits to opportunism - and is by Peter Howell. It can be found at:

If you have difficulty opening this go to the FRFI website at - FRFI latest edition on left-hand side.

The book is a rigorous critique of writers such as Panitch and Gindin,
Negri, Perry Anderson, Brenner, Callinicos and Harvey. It also shows the
significance of Kautsky's different theories of ultra-imperialism and
examines the views of the above writers in that context. The book is the
first volume available so far of a three volume work. It can be found at:

Please pass this information on to others who might also be interested.

David Yaffe

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