[Marxism] under capitalism abstract freedom is... abstract

Carrol Cox cbcox at ilstu.edu
Mon Feb 12 18:46:23 MST 2007



Rohan Gaiswinkler wrote:
> 
> Jesse:
> 
>   I feel that we have enormous abstract 'freedom' to say the craziest anti-american stuff in the world and we do not get imprisoned (the kind of stuff I teach in my classes would have me in prison in most societies in history - they killed my boy Socrates!) 

Your boy Socrates was palsy-walsy with jerks who were  in command of the
worst reign of terror in the history of Athens. I don't approve of the
death penalty, but I can sympathize greastly with the jury that imposed
it on Socrates.

Carrol




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