[A-List] This Country Needs a Few Good Communists
nadjatesich at hotmail.com
Fri Jun 4 10:16:53 MDT 2010
I have nothing against Hedges for working for the NY Times.
In my memory he wrote some nasty pieces against Yugoslavia,as if the State Dep.orderd him. He had to keep his job.
If I am wrong-correct me.
The best is-give me his email and I will ask him.
And then--people change and he might have changed as well.
But,those who change fast-I don't trust.
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> Date: Fri, 4 Jun 2010 10:16:39 -0400
> From: farmelantj at juno.com
> Subject: Re: [A-List] This Country Needs a Few Good Communists
> On Wed, 2 Jun 2010 16:00:02 -0400 c b writes:
>> I know Hedges is no Nadja's favorite, but this is not a bad one.
> Well, I don't think that she can ever forgive him for
> having worked for the NY Times in the past.
> In general, it's a good piece, but Ralph Dumain
> was correct in pointing out that Hedges's understanding
> of Marx leaves something to be desired, as when
> he wrote:
> "It does not mean we have to agree with
> Karl Marx, who advocated violence and whose worship of the state as a
> utopian mechanism led to another form of enslavement of the working
> class, but we have to speak in the vocabulary Marx employed."
> Marx did accept the legitmacy of violence in class
> struggle, but he certainly did not welcome violence
> as an end in itself. He welcomed the possibility
> of non-violent revolutions, which he thought
> possible in certain countries like the Netherlands.
> He was also not a worshipper of the state as such.
> In fact, he looked forward to the eventual withering
> away of the state.
> Jim Farmelant
>> This Country Needs a Few Good Communists
>> Posted on May 31, 2010
>> AP / Elizabeth Dalziel
>> By Chris Hedges
>> The witch hunts against communists in the United States were used
>> silence socialists, anarchists, pacifists and all those who defied
>> abuses of capitalism. .
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