radicals in the academy

Gary MacLennan g.maclennan at SPAMqut.edu.au
Sat Jun 2 04:50:56 MDT 2001

>There is also the problem of integration. radicals often
>become pragmatists. they make trade offs. They participate as responsible
>members of the university, which means buying into the logic of the
>administration. There are rewards which are pushed your way.

Hi George,

Yes, you are correct.  It is interesting to contemplate how much of the
integration has been led by ex-members of the Communist Parties.  Here in
Oz the old CPA has furnished the cadre force for the lurch to the right of
the Trade Union movement, the Labor Party and also within the Academy they
have played a vital role in destroying Critique and orienting Cultural
Studies towards collaboration with the Status Quo.


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