Histomat: Adventures in Historical Materialism

'Historical materialism is the theory of the proletarian revolution.' Georg Lukács

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Ed Rooksby on Equality

Inequalities of wealth and economic power entail, after all, inequalities in political power. Why doesn't the ambit of democracy – equal liberty amongst citizens to exert control over social processes – extend into the economic sphere? Doesn't equality (and liberty), socialists ask, require economic democracy? This, however, would be incompatible with capitalism. Beyond a certain point, then, the dialectic of struggle for the extension of liberal ideals of liberty and equality becomes a definitely socialist struggle.
full article here
Incidentally, it is amazing the number of socialists who now have 'Comment is free spots' - for example see here, here, here, and here - and I am sure there are plenty of others...

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