More on "The Myth of Capitalism Reborn"

Authors

  • - A Boston Study Group

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.14452/MR-032-10-1981-03_7

Keywords:

History, Political Economy

Abstract

Frederick Schuman draws from The Myth of Capitalism Reborn (by Michael Goldfield and Melvin Rothenberg) the conclusion that the Soviet Union is "a relatively healthy society, dedicated to a demonstrably viable program of socialism." (Monthly Review, November 1980) Ironically, this appraisal appears in the same issue as Paul Sweezy's analysis of Soviet-type societies as a new kind of social formation, freed from the shackles of capitalism but still marked by "the divorce of the real producers of wealth from any meaningful control over what is produced, how it is produced, and to what use it is put." And in the very same issue Daniel Singer reports on the intense struggle of the Polish working class to win some share of power from its "red" rulers.

Published

1981-03-07

Issue

Section

Correspondence