On the possibility that the revolution that will end capitalism might fail to usher in communism

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Marcel Stoetzler, Bangor University, UK

The optimism of the left repeats the insidious bourgeois superstition that one should not talk of the devil but look on the bright side.

(Adorno, 1978: 114)1

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In this paper I will try to get to grips with my partial reservations about John Holloway’s conception of revolution in Change the World without Taking Power and Crack Capitalism, which concern two problems. First, the interstitial revolution will not necessarily end capitalism, as capitalism will not simply die from the fact that communism peacefully, cunningly, like a cancer, grows and grows and grows in capitalism’s interstices: I suggest that capitalism will die because of the decay of capitalism, not the growth of communism, and that these two processes are neither the same nor related in any linear manner. Second, there are anti-capitalist screams and cracks that are not at all, and cannot even…

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One Response to On the possibility that the revolution that will end capitalism might fail to usher in communism

  1. Any interest in the work of Christian Lotz? I haven’t read The Capitalist Schema, but his approach is supposed to similar to that of Sohn-Rethel.

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