Stephen Grossman SGROSSMAN at
Tue Sep 13 13:24:33 MDT 1994

Date: Tue, 13 Sep 1994 06:51:55 -0400 (EDT)
From: Philip Goldstein <pgold at>
Subject: RE: marxism

>	Thanks also to Fassbinder, who takes so much pleasure in bashing
>academic Marxists. I am glad to see that someone has found a space above
>the crude level of commodity production, where there is no need to sell
>one's ideas or one's self, where the truth of one's views and ideas will
>be so self-evident and manifest,especially to those disgusted with the
>capitalist system and, hence, already persuaded, that one has merely to
>state these views to get them accepted.

Another example of sub-rational, perceptual Marxism is the above appeal to
_only_ the self-evident. In tribal culture, the concrete tribal tradition is
taken for granted and no one asks "why." Equality of stupidity.


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