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By Ellen Frankel Paul, Fred D. Miller, Jeffrey Paul

Twelve philosophers, historians, and political philosophers investigate elements of socialism within the context of its contemporary reversals. a few essays study the ethical and political values that made socialism attractive to intellectuals, or evaluation no matter if points of socialism can be preserved, resembling its quest for equality and group. Others research no matter if free-market platforms have to be additional changed based on ongoing socialist opinions or attest to the continued validity of socialism through suggesting ways that it could possibly nonetheless have a efficient destiny.

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There is only the ‘science of history’. What is this ‘science’ 61 Charles Bettleheim, Class Struggles in the USSR. 62 See, for example, Hung Hsueh-ping, ‘The Essence of ‘Theory of Productive Forces’ Is to Oppose Proletarian Revolution’, Peking Review (September 19, 1969): 5–8. 63 Althusser and Balibar, Reading Capital: 14–15. : 19–28. 49 Introduction that Althusser would construct by totally ignoring history? It is the construction of an ahistorical, frozen conceptualization of ethereal theoretical structures.

T. Fann and D. C. Hodges, and Monthly Review generally. 40 Introduction and its international dimension. And in general they supported the revolutionary upheavals among the peasantry, as well as among blacks, students, and women, identifying both capitalism and orthodox communism as the enemy. Yet at the same time they were theoretically weak in many ways. Not based either on Marx or directly on contemporary bourgeois economic theory, their formulations of the mechanisms and dynamics of imperialism were an inconsistent mélange of Marxist rhetoric about exploitation and dependency and of bourgeois trade and Keynesian development theory.

This position resulted in multiple splits producing the CPI-M and various CPI-MLs and lasted right up through the Ghandian Emergency. 36 Introduction before and during World War II was sharply influenced by the rapidly changing composition of the working class and the rise of the Keynesian state. These included such authors as Michael Kalecki, Joan Robinson, Paul Sweezy, and Paul Baran. 29 In Joan Robinson’s Essay on Marxian Economics (1942), Marx is re-evaluated positively vis-à-vis classical orthodoxy but found to contain certain limitations where ‘it is necessary to call in Keynes’ analysis to complete’ his theories.

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