[Marxism] From the latest London Review

Gulf Mann gulfmann at gmail.com
Wed Aug 17 16:22:09 MDT 2011


No problems here either.

On Wed, Aug 17, 2011 at 4:01 PM, Alistair Boyd-Bell <andrensath at gmail.com>wrote:

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> These articles seem to be behind a paywall, is this the case for anyone
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>  On Aug 18, 2011 5:51 AM, "Louis Proyect" <lnp3 at panix.com> wrote:
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> > http://www.lrb.co.uk/v33/n16/stefan-collini/from-robbins-to-mckinsey
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> > Stefan Collini
> > The Dismantling of the Universities
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> > Since perhaps the 1970s, certainly the 1980s, official discourse
> > has become increasingly colonised by an economistic idiom, which
> > is derived not strictly from economic theory proper, but rather
> > from the language of management schools, business consultants and
> > financial journalism. British society has been subject to a
> > deliberate campaign, initiated in free-market think tanks in the
> > 1960s and 1970s and pushed strongly by business leaders and
> > right-wing commentators ever since, to elevate the status of
> > business and commerce and to make ‘contributing to economic
> > growth’ the overriding goal of a whole swathe of social, cultural
> > and intellectual activities which had previously been understood
> > and valued in other terms.
> >
> > http://www.lrb.co.uk/v33/n16/corey-robin/the-war-on-tax
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> > Corey Robin
> > Downgrading Obama
> >
> > The debt crisis confronting the Obama administration is the
> > product of war and taxes. There is little dispute that the origins
> > of the crisis predate Obama’s election. When George W. Bush took
> > office in 2001, the US had a $2 trillion budget surplus. Many
> > believed that if the country merely continued on the path set by
> > Bill Clinton, the national debt, then $5.7 trillion, would be
> > eliminated by the end of the decade. Bush chose a different way.
> >
> >
> > http://www.lrb.co.uk/v33/n16/thomas-powers/too-fast
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> > Thomas Powers
> > Malcolm X
> >
> > How to be black in America was the challenge for spirited young
> > men of colour who found their way to Harlem in the troubled years
> > of the 1940s, when music, poetry, dance and art were giving way to
> > drink, drugs, street crime and sex for money. Malcolm Little’s
> > first impulse was to cut loose in the big city where he found
> > himself soon after his 17th birthday in 1942.
> >
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