[Marxism] Obama Gates

Marvin Gandall marvgandall at videotron.ca
Sun Jun 29 05:21:28 MDT 2008

Ruthless Critic writes:

> On Sun, Jun 29, 2008 at 2:19 AM, abu hartal <abuhartal at hotmail.com> wrote:
>>  Gates opposed the invasion of Iraq and will know how to move the pieces
>> around as Obama withdraws combat troops from Iraq. The question is
>>  whether Gates will be loyal to, and not sabotage, civilian authority,
>> and be able to command military loyalty. Still I think Chuck Hagel
>>  is set to be Secty of Defense. The point is that Obama needs someone
>> like Gates or Hagel as cover to withdraw from Iraq which the right
>> will try to shout down as acceptance of defeat. The right will of course
>> not be entirely wrong, so Obama will indeed need cover. Who else but 
>> Gates
>> or Hagel could provide it?
> What does any of this have to do with Marxism, though? I mean, why are
> we discussing such issues as Obama's possible choice of Defense Secy,
> on a Marxism list?
I agree! Can't we just stick to textual exegisis of the kind which Ruthless 
posted yesterday?:

> "To grasp the overall architecture of Marx's thought, then, we may
> envisage it as transposing the Augustinian and Anselmian espousal of a
> _fides quarens intellectum_ (faith seeking to be self-understood) to
> one of _fides quarens agendum_ (faith seeking to be actualized)...
> Marxism, from this angle, is theurgical."


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