RES: a trip to North Korea

Carrol Cox cbcox at
Tue Apr 25 08:12:58 PDT 2000

JKSCHW at wrote:

> Carroll here adopts the Menshevik position (and that of early-to-mid Marx,
> pre "Russian road") that socialism, or anything that might be recognizable as
> such, is impossible in less economically develped nations; it is bonly on the
> basis of a highly developed capitalism that a socialism that is one of
> freedom and abundance can be built. That may be true; it is arguably one of
> the lessons of the 20th century experiments.

[Spelling Note: one "L" only.]

I would roughly agree with Justin here, but I didn't intend my post to operate at quite such a high level of theoretical abstraction. The historical positions of Marx, Lenin, Trotsky, etc. that Justin sketches offer more than one route of further development.


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