Re: The Intellectual Origins Of America-Bashing By Lee Harris

From: Grant Callaghan (
Date: Tue 10 Dec 2002 - 22:07:36 GMT

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    >At 07:38 AM 10/12/02 -0800, you wrote:
    > >> > >>Jeremy:
    > >> > >> > PS: Just for the record, I don't think that capitalism will work
    > >> > >> > either
    > >> > >>
    >Snip...........>> >
    > >When you say it "works" or "doesn't work" what do you mean? What does it
    > >or doesn't do that you think it must do?
    > >
    > >Grant
    > >
    >Just my take on your question. Work, in this context, intimates that a
    >socio/political system should deliver a quality of life that has equity,
    >justice and continuity. My history book, albeit somewhat smaller than
    >Joe's, shows that systems do not last long if they neglect these factors.
    >People change the system because it is not working (for them).

    But capitalism is an economic system rather than a socio/political system. I can't see capitalism alone doing the things you want it to do. You must be speaking of democracy backed by capitalism and a strong constitution based on human rights.


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