Anarchism / Marxism debates

Doug Henwood dhenwood at
Thu Aug 19 06:44:56 PDT 1999

Brett Knowlton wrote:

>Finally, there is this insistence on calling these kinds of blueprints

Because they seem invented largely out of thin air, in a "Wouldn't it be nice?" mode, rather than saying how the present set of institutions and associated forms of consciousnessness can be engaged and transformed. With these participatory planning schemes, you're telling people in a world of Wal-Marts that they'd have to go to meetings, which would excite their boredom reflex.


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