[Marxism] The Jihadism of Fools By Fred Halliday

Joaquin Bustelo jbustelo at bellsouth.net
Wed Feb 14 08:08:24 MST 2007


Haines wrote: "In the description of this list, there is nothing about
communism, for
or against, but it is obviously concerned with Marxism."

Dear Haines,

	The idea that "Marxism" is something quite apart from "Communism"
doesn't have a leg to stand on. Marx and his pal Engels, after all, did
write the Manifesto of the Communist Party, and never until their dying day
renounced either the fundamental ideas expressed there nor the name
"communist."

	A counterposition of Marxism to communism simply won't wash, and
neither will calling Dissent in some sense a "Marxist" magazine. It is in
reality quite thoroughly "anti" everything that Marx and Engels stood for.

Joaquin
	 





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