Australian Left Review


Frank Stilwell


It is easy to catalogue the failings of Labor governments. It is similarly easy to c oncl ude that the parliamentary process, institutional intervention into the economy and reformist intentions are all bound to fail because of the stubbornness of capitalist production relations. When we apply class analysis to such experiences, we tend to imagine that we, on the left, have a complete understanding of the forms and effects of class conflict and that we know exactly what capitalism is.



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