Well worth the read and easy to follow.
Source: David J. Romagnolo
Deng-Yuan Hsu and Pao-Yu Ching,
ChingKang Mountains Institute
WHAT IS SOCIALIST TRANSITION?
Prepared © for the Internet by David J. Romagnolo, firstname.lastname@example.org (May 2000)
I. RETHINKING SOCIALISM: WHAT IS SOCIALIST TRANSITION?
Socialist transition is the period of time that transforms a non-communist society to a communist society. During the socialist transition there is no certain predetermined path by which policies and events can be judged to determine whether this path is being followed. Instead, the analysis of socialist transition depends on the general direction of the transition. Therefore, one single and isolated event cannot determine [whether] the transition is socialist or capitalist. We have no predetermined path in mind and, thus, have no specific yard sticks to measure our evaluation. As Lenin said, “We do not claim that Marx or the Marxists know the road to socialism…
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