Saturday, July 25, 2009

or to put it one last way

Marx was s right about machines and humans, force and society, nature and culture, communism and identity, the fate of democracy, the position of healthcare... All the contours of modernity are there is Das Captial. The trouble was that Marx envisaged that these parts could only be created through one specific historical process, and failed to see that there might be many other routes to get here - for this one must surely blame Hegel.
Our problem is then we are at Marx's communist state (or have all the ingredient for it) but without any hope of actually ever reaching it.
Oh well!

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