Three pre-occupation theses on Kosovo- evaulating the results
Brad De Long
delong at econ.Berkeley.EDU
Sun Aug 1 07:30:15 PDT 1999
> >A ruling class cannot hold state power without at times having to
> >promote an agenda that appears to stand above classes, is ethical, and
>is "appears". Karl 'the state is the executive committee of the
>capitalist class' Marx did indeed argue that the ruling class has to
promote an agenda that *appears* to stand above classes.
No! No! It is: "The executive of the state is a committee for
promoting the interest of the ruling class..." Not "the state is an
The distinction's important: it means that the legislature of the
modern state is something else.
Karl is a democrat, after all...
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