From Potato Sack to Potato Mash: On the Contemporary Crisis of the Third World

Authors

  • Eqbal Ahmad

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.14452/MR-032-10-1981-03_2

Keywords:

Ecology, Imperialism

Abstract

The small-holding peasants form a vast mass, the members of which live in similar conditions but without entering into manifold relations with one another. Their mode of production isolates them from one another instead of bringing them into mutual intercourse…In this way, the great mass of the French nation is formed by the simple addition of homologous magnitudes, much as potatoes' in a sack form a sack of potatoes. - Karl Marx, The Eighteenth Brumaire of Louis Bonaparte

Published

1981-03-02

Issue

Section

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