The Democratic Fraud and the Universalist Alternative

Authors

  • Samir Amin

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.14452/MR-063-05-2011-09_3

Keywords:

Socialism, Marxism, Philosophy

Abstract

The propositions put forward here—and many other possible ones—have no place in the dominant discourse about "civil society." Rather, they run counter to that discourse which—rather like "postmodernist" ravings à la Negri—is the direct heir of the U.S. "consensus" ideological tradition. A discourse promoted, uncritically repeated, by tens of thousands of NGOs and by their requisite representatives at all the Social Forums. We're dealing with an ideology that accepts the existing regime (i.e. monopoly capitalism) in all its essentials. It thus has a useful role to play on behalf of capitalist power. It keeps its gears provided with oil. It pretends to "change the world" while promoting a sort of "opposition" with no power to change anything.

Published

2011-10-03

Issue

Section

Articles