[Marxism] Gore Vidal in the Atlantic

S. Artesian sartesian at earthlink.net
Sat Oct 31 16:36:46 MDT 2009

What are we to make of Alex Cockburn?  Same thing. Essentially  nostalgic 
for an era that never really existed-- "direct democracy,"  the innate 
decency of a "jury of one's peers" etc. etc. An archaic remnant of previous 
era, and as such, destined to become more and more reactionary.

Yeah, Vidal spoke out against the cops in 1968-- big deal, so did Abraham 
Ribicoff and from the podium of the convention.  Are we supposed to get all 
misty-eyed over that 41 year old stance?

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