[lbo-talk] Confusing the Symptom with the Illness

Jim Farmelant farmelantj at juno.com
Mon Mar 26 08:02:40 PDT 2018

In recent years, it seems more like that capitalist democracies are oscillating between a neoliberal pole and populist-nationalist-fascist pole.

The social democratic pole seems to have largely disappeared in most of the capitalist democracies as the old center-left parties embraced neoliberalism.

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---------- Original Message ---------- From: Eric Beck <ersatzdog at gmail.com> To: lbo-talk <lbo-talk at lbo-talk.org> Subject: Re: [lbo-talk] Confusing the Symptom with the Illness Date: Mon, 26 Mar 2018 09:40:26 -0500

Sure. As always, capitalist democracies oscillates between its poles, namely a fascist pole and a social-democratic pole.

But it's worth thinking about why Trump instead of some other option. It's even way more thinking about, and worrying about, the range of possibilities of forces that Trump can merge and the directions he can lead alliances. It's annoying Marxist hardtalk to pretend he presents the same politics and governance as, say, Obama.

On Mon, Mar 26, 2018 at 9:18 AM, Cox, Carrol <cbcox at ilstu.edu> wrote:

> Proposition for Contemplation
> Trump is not the problem; he is a symptom of the problem.
> What social/political/economic conditions _led_ to Trump? Focusing on
> Trump will only guarantee a new Trump around the corner.
> Carrol
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