By Patrick Bond
Socialism and Democracy, 2014
Vol. 28, No.2, 183-214
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68 Only with a radically different scale of financial policy can the minimally sensible regulation of economics take place, as even John Maynard Keynes himself suggested in 1933: “Ideas, knowledge, science, hospitality, travel – these are the things which should of their nature be international. ”69 It is here that we see the South African post-apartheid left beginning to transcend the single-issue constraints of TAC and the rightscommons divide observable in the water sector, and ratchet up the pressure on climate politics and against internationalized finance.
68. Patrick Bond and Azwell Banda, “South African Workers Tackle Neoliberalism,” Against the Current, November-December 2009, and Samantha Ashman and Nicolas Pons-Vignon, “Political Rupture in South Africa and the National Union of Metalworkers,” Global Research, February 2014. Available at: http://www. ca/political-rupture-in-south-africa-and-the-national-union-of-metal workers-numsa-new-start-for-socialist-politics-in-south-africa/5368480 69. John Maynard Keynes, “National Self-Sufficiency,” The Yale Review, 22 (4), 1933, 755– 769.
Technicism or legalism: sometimes necessary to contest the enemy’s technicism, but sometimes incapable of comprehending realities, usually causing premature deradicalization; . divisiveness: favoring or profiling certain factions or individuals, often in a sectarian way; . hucksterism: romanticizing and overstating the importance of the movement/struggle; . score-settling: importing researchers’ petty internecine rivalries, and causing degeneracy in movement politics as ego-clashing replaces open, honest debate; .
Barriers and Openings to a New Socialist Internationalism: South African Histories, Strategies and Narratives by Patrick Bond