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  •  oh it's worse (2+ / 0-)
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    NY brit expat, Geminijen

    he killed his wife, but it's the game that counts even if we hate the player, and no I'm not an "althusserian" just as Marx wasn't a marxist - there are others who wax on/off (sic) about ISAs and of course symbolic(sic) violence

    But we can't just choose an ideology without looking at the objective facts in a particular dialectic.
    no ideology was "chosen" in this example it's a millennial fact in Asia

    the dialectic's there (this is a blog for Democrats, why make it any more obtuse) perhaps without all the extra text, industrialization, fordism, labor vs. capitalist institutions, the persistence of the peasantry...  that would be necessary to explicate the linear direction you cite. And I didn't even mention Burmese Marxism!

    Besides, just wait till you see the stuff using Badiou next year (!).... ;-)

    and well, "a rigorous dialectical historical process".... a lot of folks paid dearly for that orthodoxy in the last century, didn't they?

    Warning - some snark may be above‽ (-9.50; -7.03)‽ eState4Column5©2013 "I’m not the strapping young Muslim socialist that I used to be" - Barack Obama 04/27/2013

    by annieli on Sun Nov 24, 2013 at 05:28:06 PM PST

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    •  And quite a few gained something along the way - (1+ / 0-)
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      like free education through college, socialized medicine, free or low cost housing, free pensions, etc. The very tools that allowed people to eventually question the more authoritarian, bureaucratic elements of many of the "socialist" governments (uneven and combined development).

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