[Marxism] Repeatedly misquoting Achcar :-(

Andrew Pollack acpollack2 at gmail.com
Sun Aug 28 08:37:28 MDT 2011

It's EXACTLY that quote which Lenin's Tomb singles out, and his
explanation of it, that made me say "right on, Comrade Seymour," when
I read it. Because when I read Achcar's stepped-up moralizing and
ruling out of bounds any opposition to imperialist bombs I said to
myself, "Achcar is both feeling defensive and taking a new step in his
The numbers game doesn't interest me, except out of sorrow for the
lives lost. From a strategic perspective, Achcar would be wrong
whether it was ten or ten thousand.

On Sun, Aug 28, 2011 at 10:25 AM, Jeff <meisner at xs4all.nl> wrote:
> What I DO find interesting, though, is that Lenin's Tomb is able to prove
> his wisdom by offering an explanation to something that was never true in
> the first place:
>> Unfortunately, Achcar is using these dubious figures to
>>morally browbeat his opponents: an adult discussion of the evidence is
>>excluded .... I find this
>>lapse into shrill, decentist vulgarity on Achcar's part mildly depressing.
> I do find this continued misquoting of Achcar more than mildly
> depressing/dismaying, and wonder how I got stuck with the job of going back
> to recall for everyone what he wrote in BLACK AND WHITE.
> - Jeff

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