Who's a Leftist?
jlevich at earthlink.net
Wed Sep 11 20:00:05 MDT 2002
A friend forwarded me a typically idiotic Adam Shatz piece from The Nation
purporting to survey Left opinion on 9/11 and aftermath. As expected, it
suggests that the Left is "in disarray."
Here are the people who are cited as representative US Leftists:
Robin D.G. Kelly
As always with these lists, the exclusions are more interesting than the
inclusion. I'm thinking of writing a letter to the editor, but I don't want
to make an ass of myself. So I'd be grateful if people would throw out some
answers to these questions:
1. Can ANY of these people (Ali? Foner? Chomsky?) _at the present time_ be
considered a Leftist, or even a radical? Isn;t this a case of liberalism
representing itself as the Left?
2. If YOU wanted to do a survey piece on US Left opinion, which 5 or 10
names would you consider essential to include?
Thanks in advance!
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