[Marxism] Re: Education, Racism, and the Nuclear Unconscious

Peter McLaren drpetermclaren at gmail.com
Sun Jul 9 21:48:09 MDT 2006

Good point, Paul, I'll have to send that point along to Dean  
MacCannell, whose (1984) argument I was summarizing.

On Jul 9, 2005, at 7:34 PM, Paul H. Dillon wrote:

> Peter,
> While supporting the general direction of your argument, I'm  
> bothered by one detail that figures importantly in it: the reported  
> decision to discourage non-Europeans from participating in the CCC  
> because of a desire to keep them in urban zones - probable targets  
> of a Soviet nuclear first strike.
> The problem is that the CCC passed away long before nuclear  
> weapons, let alone missiles or long-range bombers, not even the V2,  
> had become a part of our wonderful world.
> According to Wikipedia:  The last extension passed by Congress was  
> in 1939. After the draft began in 1940 there were fewer and fewer  
> eligible young men. When war was declared in December 1941, all CCC  
> work, except for wildland firefighting, was shifted onto U.S.  
> military bases to help with construction there. The agency  
> disbanded one year earlier than planned, after Congress voted to  
> cut off funding for the CCC entirely after June 30, 1942.
> I think the Manhattan project had just begun in 1942.
> Unfortunately, that detail weakens the argument considerably.
> Paul Dillon
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