Cultural Revolution and Industrial Organization in China
It is Charles Bettelheim’s contention here that the primary aim of the Cultural Revolution in China was to begin the process of transforming the age-old pattern of the division of labour, thus opening up a new chapter in the history of the human race. He reports his own first-hand observations and inquiries at a Peking textile factory, showing the ways in which workers have been increasingly drawn into the tasks of management. He also examines the planning system at its federal, provincial, and local levels, concentrating on the extent and modes of popular participation.
“This significant report highlights an aspect of the Cultural Revolution about which too little has been heard; namely, the results of Chinese efforts to fundamentally change the organization of industrial work, its location, and management patterns. The extent and originality of these changes, not only in factories but throughout the planning system, is carefully analyzed in terms of the implications for China’s future development and for other societies. Bettelheim’s analysis, which proceeds from research conducted in China, is reinforced by comparative studies of India and the Soviet Union. The fine part of the book weighs the historical significance of the Cultural Revolution and presents some new, provocative conclusions. Among the few works on China addressed from a socialist theoretical perspective, this one makes a definite contribution to our understanding.”
— Library Journal
Preface of Class Struggles in the USSR
Charles Bettelheim wrote this essay as the preface of his book Class Struggles in the USSR. It was written in 1974 and the English translation of the first volume of book was published in 1976 by the Monthly Review Press.
We are publishing this essay separately as we believe it will help in understanding the real causes of the capitalist restoration in the USSR and will arouse the reader’s interest for a deeper study about problems of socialist construction and capitalist restoration.
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