More on Socialist energy / environment measures (Defense of Mark)

Mark Jones markjones011 at
Wed Dec 4 04:48:44 MST 2002

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> [mailto:owner-marxism at]On Behalf Of James Daly
> Sent: 04 December 2002 10:53
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> Subject: More on Socialist energy / environment measures (Defense of
> Mark)
> In a recent post I omitted two references.  One was Walter Benjamin, "
> Theses on History", in Illuminations, London, Collins Fontana 1992.  The
> other was Norman Geras's Solidarity in the Conversation of Humankind: The
> Ungroundable Liberalism of Richard Rorty, London: Verso 1995, in which he
> argues against Rorty's gratuitous assertion that we can only have sympathy
> for family, friends and our own community. Geras quotes from letters and
> interviews with Jews who were saved and hidden by non-Jewish
> families at the
> risk of their deaths. The theme of the non-Jewish people was "You
> could not
> see that done to a human being".
> Comradely regards
> James

James, this is all very interesting but it has no bearing whatsoever on the
issues of oil depletion, energy-famines and global warming, that I can see.


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