Ops: Re: Brenner again

Xxxx Xxxxx Xxxxxx xxxxxxxx at xxxxxxxxxxx.xxx
Thu Oct 26 21:51:57 MDT 2000



ops! this went through before I received Lou's notice.

I was filled with loathing indeed! timely notice to change the subject
matter.


Xxxx





Xxxx


Xxxx Xxxxx Xxxxxx wrote:

> As far as I can tell, nobody here is rejecting Marx's definition of
> capitalism here. What needs to be rejected is the reading  of Marx _from
> the standpoint of Brenner_. This is because Marx was not *only* writing
> about the *specifics* of British capitalism as Brenner wants us to
> believe. Whatever he wrote had a much broader international context with
> social and political implications. Imperialism in India is already part
> of  Marx's discussion on the historical origins of primitive
> accumulation in Britain. Thus, the problem is with Brenner *not* with
> Marx. We can not continue to rescue people like Brenner in the name of
> Marxism who stand on the editorial of strange leftist journals cheering
> Australia's intervention in East Timor.  A historian who does not even
> bother to take into consideration Marx's account of imperialism in
> India, or the role of US imperialism in Asian crisis has a zero place in
> Marxism, no matter what he pretends to be a Marxist.  He can either be a
> closet Smithian or a revisionist Berstenian, the most. *Renegate
> Brenner*, as Lenin called Kaustky, can be another useful labeling.
>
> I am actually happy that Ellen Wood finally resigned from her position
> in MR. She should have done this much earlier and continued to speak
> "for the voice of  Marxism in the English speaking world", *indeed*.
>
> Xxxx
>
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> Xxxx Xxxxx Xxxxxx
> PhD Student
> Department of Political Science
> SUNY at Albany
> Nelson A. Rockefeller College
> 135 Western Ave.; Milne 102
> Albany, NY 12222

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Xxxx Xxxxx Xxxxxx
PhD Student
Department of Political Science
SUNY at Albany
Nelson A. Rockefeller College
135 Western Ave.; Milne 102
Albany, NY 12222


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