[Marxism] Bill Fletcher, Jr. on Marable/Malcolm

John Cox johncox519 at hotmail.com
Thu Jul 7 06:58:49 MDT 2011

... When one listens to the critics of MX it is often difficult to ask anything other than, what is really going on here? 
In order to understand what is going on, one must identify multiple sources, much of which has almost nothing to do with the book itself.  These include:  the creation of Malcolm-as-icon; homophobia; personal jealousy targeted at Marable; New York chauvinism targeted at Marable; and on-going differences regarding strategy within the Black Freedom Movement.  As the reader will notice, however, the debate has little to do with the facts as articulated in the book, despite the words of some of the critics.  None of the challenges regarding alleged errors in fact that have been raised, irrespective of their relative validity, calls into question anything of significance in the book.  In fact, a surprising number of the challenges to the book appear to have come from people who, at least at the time of their criticism, had not even read the book or just read selective passages...." 

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