The Long Wave Revisited

Mark Jones Jones_M at
Thu Sep 10 12:45:11 PDT 1998

Doug Henwood wrote:

> Hey, why not follow Jim O'Connor's lead, and say capitalism has been in
> crisis since the 14th century?
Actually the proper starting point is the Flood. See Andre Gunder Frank and Barry K. Gills (Humboldt Journal of Social Relations, Vol. 18, No. 2, Spring l992 pps. 1-80) THE FIVE THOUSAND YEAR WORLD SYSTEM: AN INTERDISCIPLINARY INTRODUCTION: 'Our thesis is that the contemporary world system has a history of at least five thousand years. The rise to dominance of Europe and the West in this world system are only recent -- and perhaps passing -- events.'

It's on the Net at the WSN archive.


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