We are publishing below our response to the article “Workers’ councils, proletarian state, dictatorship of the proletariat” by the group Oposição Operária (OPOP), which was published in in Brazil, which appeared in the International Review n° 148 (see Debate: The state in the period of transition from capitalism to communism, Part 1)
We are sometimes asked what we mean when we speak of capitalism's "social decomposition". There can be no more graphic illustration of the phenomenon than the situation in Mexico, and more generally in Latin America, created by the scourge of narcotrafic, analysed here by an article from our section on the spot.
This editorial article was written in July 2012, in the wake of the June summit to "save", yet again, the Euro. Six months later, the crisis is still with us as much as ever. The June summit has disappeared from the news headlines, but this analysis remains as relevant as ever.
In the previous issue of this Review,
From the beginning of the first series of these articles, we argued against the cliché that 'communism is a nice idea, but it could never wor