Category Archives: Open Discussion

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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Putin, Assad, Obama, Paul, Khamenei : Voices of Power in the Syrian Crisis : #Syria

Assembled by Rawlinsview, September 12, 2013 New York Below are links of recent major statements made by the leading national representatives   in the international crisis centered on the Syrian Civil war/ proxy war. Russian President Vladimir Putin Op-Ed New York … 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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