May 31, 2020 at 11:09 pm #203353Matthew CulbertKeymaster
June 2020 PDF
- Editorial: Socialism hasn’t failed – it’s never been tried
- Pathfinders: Locked up in lockdown
- One world or many states?
- Cooking the Books I: Will capitalism collapse?
- Wood For the Trees: Responsibility
- Material World: Guns before healthcare
- What is Economics?
- Who gets the surplus we produce?
- Economics: the Marginalist Fallacy
- Lesser evil or lose-lose situation?
- End of an Epoch?
- Cooking the Books II: Negative prices: how come?
- Party News – Discord in the Ranks
- Proper Gander: At The Movies
- 50 Years Ago: What about Vietnam?
- Rear View
- Free Lunch
June 2020 PDFMay 31, 2020 at 11:45 pm #203354
Concerning the article ‘One World or Many States’
A reminder that the blog last year posted about West Papua
It has also posted about the paradox of Indonesian nationalism.June 14, 2020 at 6:37 am #203884ALBKeymaster
The author of the book review on food production has received the following reply from the book’s author:
“Thank you very much for your kind message below left on my website and for your very generous and thoughtful review of Sitopia. I am delighted that you liked the book so much and feel that there is much in it with which socialists could agree – I do consider myself a socialist at heart and clearly the metaphor of society being a place in which everyone eats well – and by implication has the means of leading a good and meaningful life – is, I believe, at the heart of socialism. We are clearly agreed that capitalism has proved itself unable to deliver such an outcome – and I accept your point that one cannot lay the blame for totalitarian regimes such as those of modern China and Russia at the feet of Marx – although I found myself very taken with Proudhon’s argument that his optimism in vesting all power in the state had its own inbuilt pitfalls! In any case, I welcome your comments, and with the caveat that I am just an architect who has learned to think through food and by no means a scholar in political philosophy, I should be delighted to continue the dialogue!
With very best wishes, Carolyn Steel.”June 14, 2020 at 11:48 pm #203940
Regards my other comment on Bregman, isn’t Carolyn Steel expressing an attitude that she might be receptive to further dialogue with ourselves and could be invited to give us an online talk and take some questions from ourselves. Or do a print interview?
We now got the web tools to make more use of.
Plus PaddyS has now experience of such online discussions to demonstrate the advantages of exploring podcasts and internet radio appearances and he could be comfortable as a host.June 20, 2020 at 12:54 pm #204256Matthew CulbertKeymaster
Comments are now enabled in each of these Socialist Standard articles and will be so in the future editions of the Socialist Standard.
Thanks to P.Hobson for his coding help in this regards and to everyone else for their patience.June 21, 2020 at 5:48 am #204287
Well done, a welcomed development.
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