Cuba Since the Revolution of 1959: A Critical Assessment by Samuel Farber

By Samuel Farber

Uncritically lauded by way of the left and abruptly denounced by way of definitely the right, the Cuban Revolution is sort of universally seen one dimensionally. Samuel Farber, one in all its so much educated left-wing critics, offers a far wanted severe evaluate of the Revolution's influence and legacy.

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40 A central hallmark of capitalism, then, is that people do not really control their own productive activity or what they produce but ultimately are dominated by the results of that activity. This form of domination is expressed as an opposition between individuals and society, which is constituted as an abstract structure. Marx's analysis of this form of domination is an attempt to ground and explain what, in his early writings, he referred to as alienation. Without entering into an extensive discussion of the relationship of Marx's early writings to his later critical theory, I shall attempt to show that he did not later abandon all central themes of those early works but that some—for example, alienation—remain central to his theory.

1, pp. 477, 547, 614. Rethinking Marx's critique of capitalism 33 sponsible attitude toward their labor—if the concrete labor of each remains the same as under capitalism. On the contrary, the emancipation of labor presupposes a new structure of social labor; within the framework of Marx's analysis, labor can be constitutive of the social individual only when the productive forces' potential is used in a way that completely revolutionizes the organization of the labor process itself. People must be able to step outside of the direct labor process in which they had previously labored as parts, and control it from above.

Marx's notion of the overcoming of capitalism apparently involves a transformation not merely of the existing mode of distribution but also of the mode of production. "24 Assuming that the "ultimate object" is the "suspension" or overcoming of the mode of production itself, this mode must embody capitalist relations. g. , that they must confront it as capital. g. property of the associated workers. , that they do not belong to the worker, is just as much a condition of the mode of production founded on wage labour.

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