File spoon-archives/marxism-general.archive/marxism-general_1997/marxism-general.9707, message 30

Date: Sat, 5 Jul 1997 11:58:13 -0500
Subject: M-G: common sense?

Hariette Spierings wrote:

>As such, we should proclaim this to the world as a great victory for Marxism
>and for common-sense, which, as mao Tse tung himself once said, both "in the
>last analysis, boil down to the very same thing".

Really? But isn't Marxism about stripping away the deceptive set of surface
appearances that are "common sense"? In the capitalist world, it's "common
sense" that employment is a voluntary, mutually beneficial relation, and
that profit is a return for entrepreneurial effort.



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