[Marxism] Gilbert Achcar interview

Louis Proyect lnp3 at panix.com
Sat Aug 27 11:10:48 MDT 2011


On 8/27/11 12:51 PM, Andrew Pollack wrote:
> My conclusion is still that he's an imperialist stooge.
>

I think that socialist historians of the future will have their hands 
filled trying to figure out how in our tiny numbers in the early 21st 
century we were so willing to indulge in Torquemada type denunciations 
like this.

It is a fact that Andy's group Socialist Action said that it was 
impossible to "demonize" Milosevic, a dubious prospect to say the least.

His co-thinkers on this question in the Australian DSP would agree with 
this even though they backed Australian and New Zealand intervention in 
NATO which Marxmail lurker Joaquin Bustelo supported as well. Meanwhile, 
he uses the same kind of language as Andy to describe those comrades in 
Solidarity who agree with Achcar.

In my view, it is high time that we dumped this kind of language overboard.




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