Jay Moore wrote:
> [clip] and Marx was right. I don't
> think this is "dogma". It's supported empirically by every statistical
> piece of evidence I've seen. Even in the U.S. where some portion of the
> working class (Marx's "labor aristocracy") has benefited materially from the
> proceeds of imperialism, wages in real terms have gone down since the 1970s.
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: <Jvaron@aol.com>
> > Dear Ron,
> > [clip]
> > But I must say: I would have thought your studies of Weatherman would have
> > convinced you that complex analysis is more helpful than macho,
> > anti-imperialist sloganeering. The world, alas, has grown vastly more
> > complicated than your cookie-cutter radicalism acknowledges.
I missed this the first time around. In addition to the points Jay
makes, the excerpt above from Jeremy's post is simply absurd. According
to it, the world contains two groups: weathermen on the one hand, sober
realistic admirers of capitalism on the other hand. The Weather movement
was indeed obnoxious -- the only two grudges I still hold from the '60s
is a certain former Provost at ISU and the Weathermen. But Weather is
exactly the sort of thing that capitalism endlessly generates. And to
cite them as characterizing anti-capitalism is about as simplistic as
analysis can get.
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