Re: [OPE] The state under capitalism

From: howard engelskirchen <>
Date: Thu Aug 19 2010 - 08:48:13 EDT

Hi Dave,

In the context of Paul's comment, non-dialectical would be a kind of technological or productive forces determinism where the superstructure never influenced the base. I thought the resonances of Paul's example a good one. Money salaries were important to the Roman army and no doubt this stimulated the development of commodity production and its structural dynamic wherever the army went. Marx's qualification, though, it seems to me remains.

  ----- Original Message -----
  From: Dave Zachariah
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  Sent: Wednesday, August 18, 2010 7:03 AM
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  On 18 August 2010 03:59, howard engelskirchen <> wrote:

    Thanks, Paul, for the history. Of course the relationship is dialectical.

  This makes me curious to know what you think the relationship would be like if it were 'non-dialectical'?
  //Dave Z


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