Mark's environmentsal panic attack

Louis Proyect lnp3 at SPAMpanix.com
Tue Jun 6 11:43:37 MDT 2000


Carrol Cox:
>In periods when the level of popular struggle there exist tremendous
pressures
>on socialist intellectuals to switch the focus of their thought from problems
>of mobilization and action to issues of Truth. There unvoiced slogan becomes
>"The Truth Shall Make You Free."
>
>How many chapters of Foster's work are devoted to problems of
>mass organization around green issues and how many devoted to
>establishing The Scientific Truth? In other words, how man chapters
>are devoted to live issues, how many to beating a dead horse?

This is profoundly anti-intellectual and hardly worthy of a reply. Marx and
Engels were preoccupied with matters that fall within the rubric of "The
Scientific Truth" as was Lenin. Richard Lewontin and Richard Levins have
continued with this tradition, which was kept alive by people like
Christopher Caldwell, JBS Haldane and JD Bernal. Get with the program, Carrol.

Louis Proyect

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