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
> >legal.
>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 executive committee..."

The distinction's important: it means that the legislature of the modern state is something else.

Karl is a democrat, after all...

Brad DeLong

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