[OPE-L:5849] Re: [OPE-L][JURRIAAN] Re: Hello and Kliman's cat

Allin Cottrell (cottrell@ricardo.ecn.wfu.edu)
Wed, 17 Dec 1997 19:54:07 -0500 (EST)

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Juriaan wrote:

> > As for
> > "communist elements" (Paul C's term), I don't think that reforms won by
> > the working class under capitalism and reluctantly granted by the
> > capitalist state signify the existence of communist relations in embreyo.
> Well, yes and no. If it is true as Marx suggested that the new society
> develops "in the womb" of the old, or at any rate within the old society,
> it should be possible to identify social forms (forms of association or
> cultures) which anticipate the future society. And arguably, if we cannot
> find any of them, and alternative mode of production is either a long way
> off or not a real feasibility.

I agree wholeheartedly.

Allin Cottrell
Department of Economics
Wake Forest University, NC