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"Louis R. Godena" <[log in to unmask]>
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Wed, 27 Aug 2008 11:41:28 -0400
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Quoting Louis Proyect <[log in to unmask]>:
> I would be quite surprised if a group led by sociologist Frank Furedi 
> would ever amount to anything in the revolutionary socialist neck of the 
> woods based on his musings in the University of Kent sociology 
> department newsletter:
> 
> Tuesday: I am in a quiet state of agitation. The headlines are dominated 
> by the outbreak of violence in the Middle East and no matter how hard I 
> try, I cannot remember the name of the right-wing Israeli politician, 
> whose visit to the Muslim shrine (whose name I can also not recall), 
> sparked the whole thing off.
<snip>

One need look no further than Louis Proyect's own in-house Marxism list to view
a wide range of idiotic or ill-advised musings (I posted a few there myself,
back in the day), but I continue to maintain that there is much in Spiked that
deserves attention.  A great deal of Marx's crtique of Proudhon (*The Poverty
of Philosophy*),for example, is echoed in James Heartfield's writings on Green
Capitalism.  And I think that any worker on nodding terms with Marx could find
much in Spiked's "open borders" manifesto to agree with, among other things.  I
recall, finally, E H Carr's reminder that "the constant evolution of doctrine
in response to changing conditions is itself a canon of Marxism."  Enough
said.

Louis Godena  

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