Debating slavery

Xxxx Xxxxx Xxxxxx xxxxxxxx at
Sun Oct 22 17:02:39 MDT 2000

Thanks for the brief explanation, Lou. To the point.



Louis Proyect wrote:

> Xxxx wrote:
> >
> >Just a question. Given strong defense of Brenner by secret admirers of
> >Brenner and Analytical Marxism on this list, can somebody *briefly*
> >summarize to me, without engaging in a lot of graduate student material
> >and secondary sources, his views on slavery and so called American
> >revolution?
> As somebody who has read just about everything that Brenner has ever
> written (I have a morbid fascination with his kind of schematic Marxism), I
> can't recall that he has written much about American history. This should
> come as no surprise since he is an academic specialist in 16th and 17th
> century England. That's how he makes his money, so to speak. The one time
> he departed from his speciality was to write about the worldwide financial
> crisis of the 1990s, except that he forgot about all the underdeveloped
> countries. I suppose he didn't want to be tagged as a mushy-headed MR
> "third worldist". Brenner's keen awareness of imperialism has no doubt
> helped him formulate the excellent ATC editorials supporting the Kosovar
> freedom fighters and Australian intervention into East Timor. For some
> reason I can't explain, the fuzzy-thinking world systems people kept
> managing to write powerful critiques of imperialism in the Balkans. I guess
> they woke up in an anti-imperialist mood those mornings.
> Louis Proyect
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Xxxx Xxxxx Xxxxxx
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