The state and capitalist society - Ralph Miliband

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Marxist academic Ralph Miliband's extensive and detailed analysis and critique of the role played by the state in advanced capitalist society. It examines each part of the state, including the government, civil service, legal system and armed forces and their relationships with business, the media, religion and trade unions. Written in 1969, most of the tendencies he points to are even further advanced today, so while there is little mention of race and gender this remains an invaluable text.

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Mar 18 2015 07:16
Mar 18 2015 20:36

could you edit this article and add one of those instead?

Mar 27 2015 12:21
A left communist perspective on Ralph Milliband.

Apr 8 2015 18:02

Joke doing the rounds during Labour's leadership elections

`Ralph Milliband said that Labour would betray the Working Class, so he had two sons to prove it`.

Aug 4 2018 16:14

Reviewed in the August 1969 issue of the Socialist Standard:

Confusion concerning classes (1969)