Dialogue on Alternatives to Capitalism
MHI is proud to initiate a section of our new publication entitled “Alternatives to Capital.” One of our primary aims, as noted in our Statement of Principles, is to help “prove that a liberatory alternative to capitalism is possible by showing theoretically that socialism can be realized.” We believe this to be a necessary task for all who want to contribute to creating a new society, and so we seek the fullest possible dialogue on various aspects of the theoretical problems–at the same time that we urge the discussion have a new concreteness.
In this spirit, we are here publishing recent talks by Andrew Kliman and Anne Jaclard on “What must be changed in order to transcend capitalism?” and an essay submitted to With Sober Senses (WSS) by David Adam, “Karl Marx & the State,” which addresses Marx’s concept of a socialist society in relation to various concepts of the state.
We also recommend an article by Allan Armstrong, “Why we need an a new human emancipatory communism,” published in The Commune.
We invite our readers to contribute to WSS and especially to this section.