[CrashList] Fwd: Chomsky replies re being reformist, etc....
cbcox at ilstu.edu
Mon Sep 4 10:25:54 MDT 2000
aaron hoffer wrote:
> >"... If it means someone who insists that
> >we must go no further than that, while the current
> >system of domination and authority must remain
> >intact, then no one within this domain of
> >discourse is a "reformist." Does it mean something
> >else? Then what?
Yes there is a third meaning -- that of classical social democracy when it
still claimed to be socialist: the claim that capitalist could be changed into
socialism through an accumulation of reforms. "The Parliamentary Road
I think it is easier to work with those who are reformist in the sense of
wanting only to eliminate specific evils than it is to work with those who
believe those reforms can add up to socialism. The former are honest
both with themselves and with allies. Those who believe reforms can add
up to socialism are dishonest with themselves.
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