Louis N Proyect
lnp3 at columbia.edu
Fri Feb 10 11:37:15 MST 1995
On Fri, 10 Feb 1995, Jon Beasley-Murray wrote:
> In the discussion of populism we've managed to produce lengthy but fairly
> abstruse discussions of the Russian peasantry or Peronism....
> I suspect that populism is the articulation of a class politics
> subordinated to a larger unity (or totality). The conditions of its
> success are the decay of a previous totalizing construct (which may well
> have been able to negate class difference) and its ability to produce a
> class fraction that materially can benefit from the shift, which it may
> well later pass for universal.
Gee, Jon, thanks for helping to point the path away from abstruseness....
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