[Marxism] Rift in ABBer's?

Jon Flanders jonathan.flanders at verizon.net
Thu Aug 26 07:50:28 MDT 2004

just heard a debate between Naomi Klein and Todd Gitlin on "Democracy

Klein accused Gitlin of providing a rationalization for people not to
turn out on the 29th. Her argument was essentially that since there is
not a way to vote against the war, given the Democratic strategy,
anti-war mobilizations are necessary. She said that Gitlin would have "a
lot to answer for" if he succeeded in demobilizing liberal New Yorkers.

Gitlin published a Nation article that deplored the possibility  of
trouble in NYC as playing into the Republican's hands and serving to
re-elect Bush.

Of course there is a way to vote against the war, which Klein won't deal
with. Still this split is good news I think. The political landscape may
look quite different in a few days. 

Jon Flanders

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