Doug Henwood dhenwood at panix.com
Sat Sep 12 08:53:56 PDT 1998

hoov wrote:

>rightly or wrongly, M opposed separation of powers...he refers, in
>*Crisis and Counter-Revolution*, to the 'worm-eaten theory of
>division of powers'...moreover, he calls the theory 'old
>constitutional folly' in *The Constitution of the French Republic*
>and goes on to say that the 'condition of a free government is not
>the division, but the unity of power.'

And looking at the U.S., where the separation of powers is sacroscanct, Marx is exactly right. That constitutional structure is one of the reasons why there is no socialism in America, and the bourgeoisie rule with minimal challenge.

Except the bourgies seem in a mood to eat themselves right now...


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