[lbo-talk] Boots Riley on Occupy the Hood

Carrol Cox cbcox at ilstu.edu
Mon Dec 19 10:08:08 PST 2011

The Concrete Goals listed in the Communist Manifesto came from the practice of the Communist League; they were not theoretically derived. The general goal of socialism as something which could be proclaimed as a goal was also rooted in the practice of the European proletariat during the first half of the 19th-c. In fact, the Manifesto is NOT a theoretical document. For Marx's _theory_ you have to go to his Critique of Political economy: Theories of Surplus Value, Capital, Grudrisse.


-----Original Message----- From: lbo-talk-bounces at lbo-talk.org [mailto:lbo-talk-bounces at lbo-talk.org] On Behalf Of Dennis Claxton Sent: Sunday, December 18, 2011 11:29 PM To: lbo-talk at lbo-talk.org; lbo-talk at lbo-talk.org Subject: Re: [lbo-talk] Boots Riley on Occupy the Hood

Carrol wrote:

> > The concrete goals of left movements can never be theorized in advance.
> > (That was the error that generated the FHP* paper a decade or so
> ago and the
> > hysteria about "demands" in the early weeks of the NYC OWS.)

Does this also apply to the Communist Manifesto?

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