LFC, my apologies. You are of course right. As always, when I screw up, I will plead my great age. :)
My essay, "The Future of Socialism," is archived at box.net. Use the link at the top of this page. My essay is, as much as anything, a cri de coeur. Must I really exit this world, as I entered it, waiting for capitalism to give way to socialism? It would seem so, alas.
Tom Hickey, I am not wedded to any particular term. You are absolutely correct that the world has not yet seen a transition to socialism of the sort Marx had in mind.