Marx’s Gotha Critique

January 2021

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    alanjjohnstone
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    This is an interesting introduction to a forthcoming new edition of Marx’s Gotha Critique

    Afterword to Karl Marx, Critique of the Gotha Program

    #209305
    ALB
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    Just ploughed through this. I suppose it could be said to be interesting. The other description that comes to mind is pretentious. What will be more interesting is how the modern translation it introduces turns out.

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    Reading Marx’s Critique of the Gotha Program

    This is the analysis made by the Marxist Humanists ( N&L and Raya Dunayeskaya ) on the Gotha Program. She changed Trotsky Permanent revolution into revolution in permanence. Some of her writing it was indicated that capitalism can be skipped to establish a communist society

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    alanjjohnstone
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    In what can be considered as a follow-up article on Counterpunch. The author is unknown to me.

    Lookout for Karl Marx! – CounterPunch.org

    A nice quote from Engels in it

    “Complete abstention from political action is impossible … Living experience, the political oppression of the existing governments compels the workers to occupy themselves with politics, whether they like it or not, be it for political or for social goals. To preach abstention to them is to throw them into the embrace of bourgeois politics. The morning after the Paris Commune, which has made proletarian political action an order of the day, abstention is entirely out of the question. We want the abolition of classes. What is the means of achieving this? The only means is political domination of the proletariat … However, our politics must be working-class politics. The workers’ party must never be the tagtail of any bourgeois party; it must be independent and have its goals and its own policy.”

     

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