[Marxism] Vermont poised to elect America's first socialist senator

Louis Proyect lnp3 at panix.com
Wed Nov 1 19:18:25 MST 2006

>(The introductory note is by a British subscriber to the CubaNews
>list who has lived and worked in Cuba for the past ten years.)
>From: michael walker
>Sent: Nov 1, 2006 8:39 PM
>To: Walter Lippmann <cubanews at yahoogroups.com>
>Subject: [CubaNews] USA set to elect Socialist Senator in mid-terms
>In a set of elections which could be decided by the impact of a
>wilfully mis-understood joke, it's refreshing to read about a Senator
>who could be elected because he talks about "issues".
>He may not be everybody's ideal of a Socialist and the only way he
>might have influence in the Senate is because of a close decision in
>the US mid-term elections.
>AS to the rabid response to Senator Kerry's off-the-cuff remark but
>as Samuel Johnson the great Anglo-Irish writer is reputed to have
>said "Patriotism is the last refuge of the scoundrels".

Back in the early 1980s, when I first began to collaborate with Peter 
Camejo in the North Star Network, we were very enthusiastic about 
Bernie Sanders. In fact, a North Star activist from San Diego named 
Alan (can't remember his last name) wrote a book on Sanders.

Somewhere along the line Sanders became more interested in his career 
than in socialism. He is a totally unremarkable politician. Here's a 
wonderful piece on Sanders by the late Will Miller, a philosophy 
professor at the U. of Vermont who was an erstwhile Marxmail subscriber.


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