Scott McClemeee gets it wrong

Louis N Proyect lnp3 at columbia.edu
Thu May 2 18:19:16 MDT 1996


Louis: I'm sorry, Scott, but the passage below is fifty times more
compelling as prose and as politics than anything I've ever seen in "In
these Times". If this is Maoism, then I say more of it.

On Thu, 2 May 1996, hariette spierings wrote:

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> Morever, I thought you held the working class in the advanced countries was
> really beautiful, elegant, profound, witty, perfectly Marxist, with no
> deformities, nor likely to ever have them, being capable of stepping into
> socialism with one jump - grabbing the rose with your subtle leadership - so
> far removed from these nasty "deformed" people like Stalin's and Chairman
> Mao, these naughty and suspicious "terrorists" of the "Mad-Maoist Shining
> Path" (not such a bad thing "terrorists" for you, Hugh, if you perceive
> these "deformed Marxists" as doing your dirty work, so that you, the
> "perfect marxist" can straddle the stage of history making a brilliant
> figure, and fleet as a ballerina, jump for the rose to the applause of the
> multitude of those so condescendedly saved.  Or I am wrong in reading thus
> your ideo-political expressions?
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> Adolfo Olaechea
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