[Marxism] Post

Mark Lause markalause at gmail.com
Fri Oct 23 08:36:46 MDT 2009


There are numerous silly, pale versions of of "Marxist theory" in academe,
but Marx himself described his approach as historical materialism.  Words
and labels (which we all know to be culturally and variously understood)
distract most academic discussions, but Marx understood meaning in terms of
material conditions and circumstances.

So, too, with pacificism.  The term was historically used to describe a
response to a particular policy or a specific war or as a general rejection
of war...or of the use of violence...or of the threat of violence.  To avoid
talking to cross purposes, specifics are necessary.

ML



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