Tuesday, April 14, 2009

What is your question for today's struggles

by Norman Markowitz

Having not gotten any response yet my second mulitple choice question, I thought that would ask our readers to come up with their own question and some possible answers. What is the most important question for the working class movement today.

As Alice B. Toklas remembered, her companion, Gertrude Stein, as she was going into an operation for cancer a the end of her life , asked Toklas, "what is the answer"? When Toklas didn't answer, Stein said, "what is the question"?

While I wouldn't say that capitalism is today in the condition that Stein was when she uttered those famous words, there are no answers without questions.