Re: The Intellectual Origins Of America-Bashing By Lee Harris

From: Jeremy Bradley (
Date: Mon 09 Dec 2002 - 10:39:50 GMT

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    At 10:44 AM 8/12/02 -0500, you wrote:
    >Interesting article...but yet again, one in which the "left" (meaning,
    >anything opposed to american hegemony) is lumped into the framework of
    > if there's nothing more to the Left than that. the
    >anti-globalization protests were nor orchestrated or dominated by marxists.
    >it's great propaganda, though, to associate alternatives with something that
    >most americans have categorized as a failure. by constantly pushing the idea
    >that the Left = Marxism, it also makes the association that the Left =
    >Failure. yet the most creative thinking about alternative solutions to
    >various crises and situations comes out of the non-Marxist Left which is
    >mostly kept out of public discourse. further, by eliminating the possibility
    >of adaptive, as opposed to paradigmatically mechanistic, models for change,
    >the hegemony can ensure that no matter how detrimental its actions may be,
    >there is nothing that can be legitimately opposed to it in the public
    Hi A and B I am glad that you pointed this matter out as many people conflate the two. I am a socialist, but not a Marxist. Likewise I am on the 'left', but only because the ones who I disagree with most claim that they are 'right' (not to be confused with correct). The reason that I define myself as a socialist is that I believe that society should control the political world rather than capital. Marx wanted production, development and wealth but he wanted it distributed "to each according to their needs". Marxist socialism didn't work and the old USSR will be cleaning up the polution for a long, long time (maybe even longer than the capitalists). Oh BTW are you A, B or A and B, and are you positive or negative?
    ;~) Jeremy

    PS: Just for the record, I don't think that capitalism will work either

    The leader who leads from faith works from a warped version of strength Wade T Smith

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