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63 Karl Marx, 'Thesis on Feuerbach* in Selected Works, Vol. 1, Moscow, 1941, p. 354.
64 Keith Nield and John Seed, 'Waiting for Gramsci' in Social History, Vol. 6. No. 2, May, 1981»London, p. 221.
65 Erik H. Erikson, Insight and Responsibility, New York, 1964. p. 227. Erikson comments on man's "socio-genetic evolution" which has reached''a crisis in the full sense of the word." Equally pertinent for our conclusion is what Erikson adds : At the point, however, when one is about to end an argument with a global injunction of what we must do, it is well to remember Blake's admonition that the common good becomes the topic of "the scoundrel, the hypocrite, and the flatterer", and that he who would do some good must do so in "minute particulars", tbid, p. 227-28. Erikson's point had a place in Gramsci's mediation of 'collective will* which "requires an extremely minute, molecular process of exhaustive analysis in every detail." Vide SPN, p. 194.
While bearing sole responsibility for the views and analysis presented in this paper, the writer is grateful to Partha Chatterjee and Barun De, his colleagues in the Centre, and to Rudrangshu Mukherjee of the Department of History. Calcutta University, and Suren Munshi of the Indian Institute of Management. Calcutta, for their comments and suggestions.
The paper was presented at the 1CSSR Seminar on 'Marx, Schumpeter and Keynes. on Capitalism' (27-30 January, 1984) in New Delhi.