Histomat: Adventures in Historical Materialism

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

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Michael Roberts on Yanis Varoufakis

A good Marxist analysis of the thinking behind Greece's new finance minister, who believes that “it is the Left’s historical duty, at this particular juncture, to stabilise capitalism; to save European capitalism from itself and from the inane handlers of the Eurozone’s inevitable crisis”...

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At 7:14 pm, Blogger Fred said...

It seems to me there are a lot of illusions in SYRIZA not unlike those in Obama in 2008. The goal of stabilising capitalism is classic social democracy, and SYRIZA pretensions to Marxism are skin deep. They will however be under pressure not to betray their base, and this should be maximised to counter-act the pressure from the IMF.


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