Left wing Philistinism?? was Re: [Marxism]Ali G anti-Irish British Bigot

Louis Proyect lnp3 at panix.com
Fri Jul 23 20:05:43 MDT 2004

Lou Paulsen wrote:
> BTW, I rather suspect that if Trotsky were writing today he would not be
> using the word "Philistine" the way he used it in the 1930's, taking into
> account our current awareness of the Philistinian (Palestinian)
> struggle.....

I am skeptical about this. Whatever the origins of the word Philistine, 
it has developed an independent existence as an adjective for vulgar. Of 
all the problems confronting the Palestinian people, this would seem to 
be the least of them.

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