For all the world to see, Doug and the list
Louis N Proyect
lnp3 at columbia.edu
Tue Aug 27 12:59:56 MDT 1996
Doug, no the world wasn't supposed to read that, but I am very close to
the edge of screaming at everybody. I can't stand behind-the-scenes
maneuvering. The Spoons people wrote the book on this. My tendency is to
do exactly what I'm doing now: tell the world about it. At any rate, the
bottom line is that I have everybody's email address filed away if I need
to get in touch with people. Humph, what the Internet needs is a way to
put together mailing lists without all the bureaucracy. The Spoons people,
for all of their talk of 'liberation', remind me of characters out of a
Kafka novel, especially Hans.
---------- Forwarded message ----------
Date: Tue, 27 Aug 1996 14:46:37 -0500
From: Doug Henwood <dhenwood at panix.com>
To: Louis N Proyect <lnp3 at columbia.edu>
Subject: Re: pulse?
At 2:31 PM 8/27/96, Louis N Proyect wrote:
>Doug, the list has the atmosphere of Saul Bellow's "The Dangling Man", the
>story of a man awaiting to be shipped out in WWII. You have Martens and
>Malecki writing protests, numerous posts describing "what should be done"
>and very little of political substance. Someone named "ang" bawled us out.
>Me, I can understand because I am a total asshole. But what does she want
>from you? She objected to us correcting Malecki's grammar.
>I have been in some communication with Ken about the new mailing lists,
>but--just between the two of us--he has not been feeding me enough
>information about just what the fuck he is putting together.
>I think the basic problem is the Spoons collective itself. As long as they
>have any kind of power, we will be lurching from one crisis to another.
Did you mean for the world to see this?
I'm not sure it's good there are two sets of multiple Marxlists in the making.
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