[Marxism] Ingo Stuetzle Critique of Graeber, Part 2

Angelus Novus fuerdenkommunismus at yahoo.com
Tue Sep 4 05:50:36 MDT 2012



I had already written an addendum for the German version of the review I wrote of David Graeber’s Debtfor the newspaper ak – analyse und kritik. Some points had only been touched upon; in the case of others, my 
intent was known only to those familiar with certain debates (alluded to between the lines). For that reason, I wrote a short, summary addendum.1 For this translation, I have revised the addendum, in order to more 
precisely address some points after David Graeber heavily criticized me 
for my review. The heated reaction, also from and toward other 
individuals, was and is irritating for me and can hardly be attributed 
to differences concerning matters of substance. It’s also probably not a mere coincidence that only men had their say. Also, a staccato in 
140-character tweets and commentary at various places on the Internet 
(instead of where the text originally appeared) were not very 
encouraging for a meaningful debate based upon mutual understanding. In 
the meantime, the debate on Graeber’s debt has advanced. A very 
intensive discussion is still going on, for example with regard to Mike Beggs’ review in Jacobin magazine and on the blog Crooked Timber. Unfortunately, I was not able to take any new aspects or arguments arising from this discussion into consideration."

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