The Boer War

George Pennefather poseidon at
Thu Oct 14 11:50:29 MDT 1999

--The Marxism list began on May 1, 1998 with 62 subscribers. It now has
207. (155 Marxism; 52 Marxism-Digest)

--While it is somewhat difficult to ascertain the geographical origin of a
subscriber nowadays--with global ISP service, web-based mail, etc.--I have
made a list of the countries from which subscribers have made substantive
postings in recent months:

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2. Austria      7. Cuba         12. Ireland     17. Portugal
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4. Brazil       9. Finland      14. Italy               19. South Africa
5. Canada       10. Germany     15. New Zealand 20. Sweden

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Korea, Mexico, Colombia, Italy, Yugoslavia and Japan.

--The oldest subscriber is 91. The youngest is 15, unless he has had a
birthday since the last time he posted.

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the power of 10 women each. Something we need to work on.

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Louis Proyect

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