Re: [sixties-l] Bedtime for Democracy

From: William M. Mandel (
Date: 12/31/00

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    Movement building has to continue. Awareness of the damage done by global capital
    is quite widespread. The question is: what to do about it. I believe the solution
    of simply abolishing it has been proved wrong, so we have to "muddle through" and
    find our answers in practice.
                                                            Bill Mandel
    Ted Morgan wrote:
    > Welcome back folks & Happy New Year --may it be one of progressive and
    > movement-building breakthroughs!
    > I'm not sure Bill meant this to sound quite as defeatist as I read it...
    > >William M. Mandel" wrote: "... at this point, New Deal or social-democratic
    > capitalism is the >most progressive thing available, and the job is to hang on
    > to it to the degree that it exists, >and to muddle through until future
    > generations work out something better...."
    > but my take is to do quite a bit more than "hang on" to what we have (sounds
    > like an unintended Gitlinesque justification for supporting Al Gore); in fact
    > to work on the project of "working out something better."  Movement building,
    > as I'm sure Bill would agree, has to continue, and it ought I think to lay the
    > groundwork for a radical consciousness about global capital and the injuries
    > it inflicts.
    > Ted Morgan

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