Over the past couple of years the U.S. economy has gained some momentum
and avoided slipping back into recession, but this was based on the
increased squeezing of the U.S. and world working class, not job growth
or significant investment in productive capacity. Even if the U.S.
economy miraculously takes off in the second half of 2005, the damage
has already been done for millions of working Americans.
The following is an article written by Roland Schmidt for an upcoming
NDYC (New Democratic Youth of Canada) newsletter focusing on Venezuela
and the Hands off Venezuela campaign. Read the article on Handsoffvenezuela.org.
Marxism and the USA is an updated and greatly expanded version of an essay on this question originally written in 2002. We produce here Alan Woods’ introduction to give our readers an idea of what the book is about.