Socialism and the Peasantry Prabhat Patnaik

Class alliances of the working class and their changing nature remain a central and yet inadequately discussed issue in Marxist theory. The approach of the proletariat to petty producers and peasants must be altogether different from the approach of the bourgeoisie. Socialism in short must be premised on the protection and nurturing of the peasantry and petty producers, as opposed to their decimation which is what capitalism promises.

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