Category Archives: Bonapartism

“Bonapartism is after all the real religion of the modern bourgeoisie.”

Comments of Friedrich Engels in a letter 1866 Marx-Engels Correspondence 1866 Friedrich Engels to Karl Marx in Margate, 13 April 1866 Source: Karl Marx and Frederick Engels, Selected Correspondence (Progress Publishers, Moscow, 1975). Scanned and prepared for the Marxist Internet … Continue reading

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Countermobilizations stop Trump Rally in Chicago

March 11, 2016 Reuters reports that counter-demonstrations forced the closure and rescheduling of a Chicago rally by supporters of proto-Bonapartist Republican Party Presidential candidate Donald Trump Trump’s Chicago rally called off for safety reasons amid chaos CHICAGO | By Emily … Continue reading

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The Characteristics of Mature Capitalism v. 4

by Rawlinsview –New York Jan 29, 2014 – –  The Current Situation – – Every child knows, too, that the masses of products corresponding to the different needs required different and quantitatively determined masses of the total labor of society. … Continue reading

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Note 57 on the weakness of the left theory of “STATE CAPITALISM”

Below is the 57th footnote to my, hopefully, soon to be completed, paper on Preobrazhensky with its accompanying text. ‘State Capitalist’ The term “state-capitalist” is a term of self-identification among some Marxist groups who are either non-orthodox post Maoists or … Continue reading

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The roots of institutionalized Bonapartism in the epoch of mature capitalism

The understanding that economies are as manipulable as they are could only be drawn from and historically after the following human experiences: 1. The imperial state capitalist economies of Europe during the first and second world wars. 2.The rise of … Continue reading

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Discussion Question: Does the Obama presidency represent a shift toward Bonapartism on the part of the US ruling class?

Search Result for Wikipedia Bonapartism http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bonapartism This is Lenin’s writing between the February and October revolutions of 1917 in Russia, discussing the then provisional government’s slide toward a “Bonapartist’ state. Napoleon Bonapart presided as emperor over a militarized conquering state … Continue reading

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