FROM THE EDITORS
Diane Hufford’s reply to Betty Mandell and Mandell’s response
SPECIAL SECTION: THE WORLD ECONOMIC CRISIS: LABOR’S RESPONSE
INTRODUCTION, Dan La Botz and Lois Weiner
THE GLOBAL CRISIS AND THE WORLD LABOR MOVEMENT, Dan La . . .
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IN HIS INTRODUCTION to the Winter 1998 New Politics symposium (Vol. VI, No. 4) marking the 150th anniversary of The Communist Manifesto, Julius Jacobson, co-editor and co-founder of this journal, noted that “symptomatic of the crisis in Marxism” is not only the “failure of the working class to act as the agency for social transformation but the changing nature of the working class itself which is a legitimate area of concern and debate” (p. 47).
TRANSLATED BY MICHAEL SEITZ GUADELOUPE HAS MADE AN IMPRESSION . . . but not yet on the French union movement. The capitalist crisis affects France as it does all industrialized countries.The ingredients are the same: