Gramsci, Laclau, Mouffe (and Bhaskar)

Howie Chodos howie at magi.com
Fri Mar 10 16:02:14 MST 1995


>>On Thu, 9 Mar 1995, Howie Chodos wrote:
>
>>> whether all Marxists (including those on this list, presumably) are tarred
>>> with the brush of bearing some responsibility for the crimes of
>>> totalitarianism committed under the banner of Marxism...
>>> ... We are in the sense that it is incumbent on us to explain what went
>>> wrong.
>>
>
>And on today, I wrote:
>> it is incumbent on anyone who
>>seeks to speak in the name of the Marxist tradition yet who wants to avoid
>>another devolution into a terrorist state, to come to grips with precisely
>>how  Stalinism arose...
>
>>That fact may not tar all Marxists with the brush of mass murderer, but it
>>should give us pause to consider how someone who purports to agree with us
>>on some basic principles can so grossly differ on others.
>>
>
>Sorry for the plagiarism, Howie.  Totally inadvertent.
>
>Andy


No offense taken, Andy. It is nice when people agree occasionnally, even if
they aren't aware of it till later. Thanks for noticing. It's an important
issue, too.

Howie



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