zig-zag/what is reason?

colin s. cavell cscpo at polsci.umass.edu
Wed Aug 17 13:45:00 MDT 1994

<Date: Wed, 17 Aug 1994 13:14:58 -0400 (EDT)
<From: Stephen Grossman <SGROSSMAN at umassd.edu>
<Subject: zig-zag/what is reason?
<Sender: marxism-approval at world.std.com
<To: marxism at world.std.com
<        Although Soviet Marxists continue nuclear war preparations, with new
<missiles, submarines and shelters, even SDI is useless unless a rational,
<systematic, and absolutist capitalist political philosophy is recognized as
<the most important weapon in our national defense. Ideology cannot be defeated
<by Pragmatism but only by another ideology. As rock chanteuse Marianne
<Faithfull so tartly sang, "We've been trying to get high without having to

   Do you have a specific ideology in mind which you deem is necessary
to counter marxism with?  In other words, is there a specific name for
the particular "rational, systematic, and absolutist capitalist political
philosophy" to which you refer?


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