America Beyond Capitalism : A Socialist Stew Prepared for Liberals and Conservatives

America Beyond Capitalism : A Socialist Stew Prepared for Liberals and Conservatives SYMPOSIUM Bertell Ollman to which it unerringly leads. Too bad these workers were not Gar Alperovitz's book, America Beyond Capitalism, is of Alperovitz's main targeted audience, but, then, that might have great importance to socialists (despite his casual dismissal of required less talk about ideals and values, and more talk about socialism, his equally off-hand use of the Soviet Union to class, class interests, class struggle, and socialism. represent the dangers of socialist planning, and his unwillingness There is a second way in which America Beyond Capitalism to traffic in such stock socialist categories as "capital accumulais of great importance to socialists, and this has to do with the tion," "class," "class interests," "class consciousness," and "class glimpse it offers us of life beyond capitalism. Alperovitz calls the struggle." So, what gives? impressive variety of case studies he has assembled One of Marx's greatest achievements in Capital was to show "precedents." My preferred label for them is "germs" (Marx's that capitalists, understood as the owners of the means of term) or "seeds" of socialism. By calling them "precedents," production, do not make a necessary "material" contribution to Alperovitz seems to suggest that on the whole cooperative and the http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png The Good Society Penn State University Press

America Beyond Capitalism : A Socialist Stew Prepared for Liberals and Conservatives

The Good Society, Volume 15 (3) – Jan 7, 2007

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SYMPOSIUM Bertell Ollman to which it unerringly leads. Too bad these workers were not Gar Alperovitz's book, America Beyond Capitalism, is of Alperovitz's main targeted audience, but, then, that might have great importance to socialists (despite his casual dismissal of required less talk about ideals and values, and more talk about socialism, his equally off-hand use of the Soviet Union to class, class interests, class struggle, and socialism. represent the dangers of socialist planning, and his unwillingness There is a second way in which America Beyond Capitalism to traffic in such stock socialist categories as "capital accumulais of great importance to socialists, and this has to do with the tion," "class," "class interests," "class consciousness," and "class glimpse it offers us of life beyond capitalism. Alperovitz calls the struggle." So, what gives? impressive variety of case studies he has assembled One of Marx's greatest achievements in Capital was to show "precedents." My preferred label for them is "germs" (Marx's that capitalists, understood as the owners of the means of term) or "seeds" of socialism. By calling them "precedents," production, do not make a necessary "material" contribution to Alperovitz seems to suggest that on the whole cooperative and the

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