[Marxism] NYT honors 50 yrs of Dissent (but not MR)

M. Junaid Alam junaidalam at msalam.net
Mon Feb 23 18:48:15 MST 2004

"I must thank Jack McCarthy of Counterpunch for his funny note about The
National Lampoon parody of  Dissent magazine and its founder Irving
Howe.  The Lampoon described Howe as a socialist who supported all
revolutions “except those that actually occurred.”  (See:
http://www.counterpunch.org/mccarthy0416.html )

Here’s some more reasons the NYT might favor Dissent and not MR.  The
character of the magazine was established by its founder:
“…those opposed to communism like Howe…by the early fifties, a
democratic socialist. [clip]
Howe became alarmed at the New Left's dismissal of anti-communism and
their admiration for Castro's new communist regime in Cuba…. In Dissent
Howe launched his own criticisms of the student protestors.  In the
sixties, even old antagonists like Howe and [Irving] Kristol could find
themselves in agreement in their antagonism toward the new student

Dissent? The whorehouse of M. Walzer's and 'just war' theory?
It's a good paper if you're short on Charmin's and need to wipe your ass 
with something - but then again it's self-defeating to wipe your rear 
with something full of shit.

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