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China and Socialism: Editors’ Foreword

Harry Magdoff, John Bellamy Foster

Abstract


We depart this year from our usual practice for MR’s July–August double issue. Instead of a collection of articles on a common theme, we are devoting the issue to a single manuscript—a study of China and economic development theory by Martin Hart-Landsberg and Paul Burkett that will be published in book form by Monthly Review Press early next year. Although there are numerous books on China, this one is especially worthy. It is a careful, clear, well-grounded Marxist study of how a major post-revolutionary society turned away from socialism. In addition, the current transformation in China throws light on why capitalism, by its very nature, creates poverty, inequality, and ecological destruction in the process of economic growth.

Keywords


Global Economic Crisis; Marxism; Movements

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.14452/MR-056-03-2004-07_1

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