File spoon-archives/french-feminism.archive/french-feminism_1999/french-feminism.9901, message 19

Date: Mon, 19 Jan 1998 08:04:00 +0800
Subject: Re: Paris-SubStance-UWO (fwd)

>>>Many American industrialists couldn't wait to see Hitler destroy the
>>>thriving economy of the Soviet Union in the 30s so that socialism would
>>>not be seen as a successful role model for other nations.
>>I believe this is incorrect; or should I say rather, "it may be correct but
>>this is only a partial truth."  For it was the supporters of SOCIALISM who
>>desired the destruction of the east European and Soviet economies in order
>>to gain political control over these zones.  If you study marxist theory,
>>you will see that it is necessary to destroy thoroughly the old regime and
>>its infrastructure in order to make way for the new one (socialism).  Any
>>remaining infrastructure from the old regime is considered an encumberance
>>to the forward march of ideological socialism.
>>This view, of course, resulted in a centralisation of the economy, as in
>>the Soviet Union, which Gorbachev was forced to dismantle for its
>>ineffectiveness in replacing an older less centralised approach.
>>However, undoubtedly, it was the socialists who saw advantage (and a means
>>to "progress") through the onwards march of that National Socialist,
>>Hitler.  *They* had more to gain from it than the American industrialists.
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>I've studied Marxist theory and this is pure hogwash!


>Paul Allen Miller
>Director of Comparative Literature and Assoc. Prof. of Classics
>Program in Comparative Literature
>University of South Carolina
>Columbia, SC 29208
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