Histomat: Adventures in Historical Materialism

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

Sunday, December 10, 2006

Duncan Hallas on the Labour Party

'It’s not a question that a Labour government won’t bring socialism, you have to be pretty daft to believe that. But Labour will act as the agent of capital. And, paradoxically enough, because it is not in the same sense part of the system, it may be worse [than the Tories] as it has to prove itself to the bankers and big business. The only thing which can offset that is a rise in the level of the class struggle.'

The late, great Duncan Hallas (1925-2002) on what a future Labour Government would be like, from a speech in 1990.

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