Marxism and academia
SGROSSMAN at umassd.edu
Tue Aug 16 19:04:00 MDT 1994
Date: Tue, 16 Aug 1994 13:23:48 -0400 (EDT)
From: Louis N Proyect <lnp3 at columbia.edu>
Subject: RE: Marxism and academia
>Every generation of left-leaning professors seems compelled to "rescue" the
>humanistic kernel of Marxism from the outdated Hegelian metaphysics
>which contained it.
You need a bit more intellectual courage. Marxism is social, even a secular
return to the religious ethic of sacrifice and suffering, but,most definitely
not humanistic. Thats candy for children. Marxism is a rejection of the
Enlightenment's rational individualism for a return to society as the context
of one's life and values. Its possible to remove the Enlightenment gloss over
Marx and still have Marxism.
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