[Marxism] Review of a Mark Lause book
lasainte at earthlink.net
Thu Jul 17 17:39:19 MDT 2008
I find your response to be very odd. You are telling us to function politically in an historic vacuum. Why not then, forget about the Russian Revolution? It is irrelevant to our present 21st century class struggle. And we should forget about the French Revolution and the Paris Commune. They happened so long ago. And this is not to mention the first American Revolution. And if the National Reform Association is irrelevant, then the American Civil War and Reconstruction should also be ignored.
Let's forget about all the histories of class struggles. It don't mean nuthin' to us.
>From: Ruthless Critic of All that Exists <ok.president+marxml at gmail.com>
>Sent: Jul 17, 2008 6:57 PM
>To: LaSainte at earthlink.net
>Subject: Re: [Marxism] Review of a Mark Lause book
>On Thu, Jul 17, 2008 at 6:48 PM, Louis Proyect <lnp3 at panix.com> wrote:
>> We have to thank Mark Lause for rescuing them from obscurity and
>> demonstrating our kinship with them. As we struggle against the rich
>> and powerful in the 21st century, we can draw inspiration from our
>> forerunners in the struggle.
>We can, but do we need to?
>We have to solve our problems and wage our own struggle. It's kind of
>nice to know that similar things happened in the past, but it's in the
>present that we live.
>There is also the danger of learning "false lessons" from the past.
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