Peaceful Transition from Socialism to Capitalism?

Authors

  • Leo Huberman
  • Paul M. Sweezy

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.14452/MR-015-11-1964-03_1

Keywords:

Marxism

Abstract

Marxism has traditionally viewed history as essentially a one-directional process. Capitalism inevitably generates the forces which will in due course produce socialism; and socialism, once established, equally inevitably evolves toward the full classless society of communism. To be sure, this process was never thought of as smooth and continuous. The transition from capitalism to socialism would have to be a revolutionary jump, and counter-revolutionary setbacks could not be ruled out. But the fundamental direction of change was never doubted.

Published

1964-03-01

Issue

Section

Review of the Month