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Thu Nov 13 11:45:32 MST 2003


> Date: Wed, 12 Nov 2003 09:34:29 -0500
> From: Louis Proyect <lnp3 at panix.com>
> Subject: Re: Forward on Doug Henwood
>
> Mark Lause wrote:
>> What bothers me most is the willingness to sell out to any unspecified
>> empty suit.  Invariably, those doing the selling want to denounce
>> dogmatism and talk about how--under some strange set of
>> circumstances--wouldn't it be okay to back a Democrat, etc.
>
> I should mention by the way that when I stated a while back that Henwood
> was about to back the Democrats, based on a Nader-bashing article in his
> newsletter, he got so freaked out that he subbed here to defend himself
> against the charge. He also used to have a grand old time poking fun of
> the CPUSA for backing the Democrats. Now he appeals to the authority of
> the Iraq CP, which has a seat on the quisling Governing Council, in
> order to justify the Democratic Party line, namely a kindler and gentler
> occupation. Disgusting.
>
Oh, please.  The question is: is it worse than sanctions, or your line?  And
the answer with Doug Henwood is "neither".  Sorry.


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