PART II

The Dialectic of
the Final Instance

Considerations on Marx's
Political Economy

 

.... any possible future belongs to the realm of necessity not that of freedom and . . . every political theory and practice--including that of socialists--is confronted not with the problem of abundance but with that of survival.

Hans Magnus Enzensberger

Thou wouldst go into the world, and Thou art going into the world with empty hands, with some promise of freedom which men in their simplicity and their natural unruliness cannot even understand, which they fear and dread--for nothing has ever been more insupportable for a man and a human society than freedom.

Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoevski

 

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From Alvin W. Gouldner,  The Two Marxisms.   New York:  Oxford University Press, 1980,  Part II - "The Dialectic of the Final Instance - Considerations on Marx's Political Economy"   p. 175.

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