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Left Archive: Capital in Ireland: The Ripening of Time No. 7, May – July 1977 February 19, 2018

Posted by WorldbyStorm in Irish Left Online Document Archive.

To download the above please click on the following link. ripeningoftimeno-7.pdf

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Many thanks to the person who scanned this document and forwarded it to the Archive and thanks to Jim Lane for the cover photograph.

As always with the Ripening of Time the sheer volume of the publication is beyond providing an clear précis. The topic of this edition is Capital in Ireland. The contents includes a piece on The Break-Up of Capital, Reflections on Agriculture including a Reappraisal of the Irish Industrial Revolution and the issue of Ground Rent. There’s an overview of the Fishing Market and another on The Bourgeois Class in Ireland.

The publication includes both reviews and a letter section. The preface notes;

This seventh issue of the Ripening of Time begins the examination of the bourgeois class in Ireland. It is the bourgeois class which owns and controls the means of production, the State and the ruling ideas in the 32 counties. It is this bourgeois class we intend to put under the microscope in this and the coming issues of the journal.

The editorial of this issue is rather unusual. It is a reproduction of a letter written by a group of French workers who are at present occupying their factory. it is a militant appeal for political support and solidarity. It speaks for itself and is a stark condemnation of the other seamy side of capitalism.


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