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November 23, 2014 9:14 am

Prabhat Patnaik, "The Spectre of Social Counter-Revolution"


Capitalism in societies like ours therefore does not enact the same scenario as got enacted in the metropolis. Its so-called “revolutionary” role in destroying the old social structure remains constricted. . . . The capitalism developing in societies like ours not only does not destroy the old social structure and thereby obliterate caste consciousness and […]


Order-Givers and Order-Takers*


In the summer of 2001, I worked as a front desk clerk—we were called guest service agents—at the Lake Hotel in Yellowstone National Park. The work was hard. We spent long hours on our feet, dealing with a steady stream of demanding guests and a constant barrage of problems. The pay was low, six dollars […]