[Marxism] To Vivek Chibber

Andrew Pollack acpollack2 at gmail.com
Mon Apr 29 07:15:09 MDT 2013


re Housewives: :)
The sad thing is that I think you would have enjoyed Vivek's talk at the
closing plenary. Until I read some of the subalternists whom he critiques I
can't say for sure, but he seems to be defending a much more materialist
understanding of imperialism, culture, etc.



On Mon, Apr 29, 2013 at 9:11 AM, Louis Proyect <lnp3 at panix.com> wrote:

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> On 4/29/13 8:59 AM, Andrew Pollack wrote:
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>> I wasn't there, but have a question. Was it heckling, which implies
>> sustained interruption, or one (inappropriate) crack from Vivek telling
>> Louis to shut up?
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> I thought I made it clear that he said something along the lines of "Do
> you have a question...get to the point".
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>  By the way, with regard to Aaron's citing of standard Leninist procedure
>> for stopping violence within the left: Several of us WERE ready at last
>> night's plenary to make sure Louis did not carry out his implied threat.
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> Nothing could have gotten me to listen to an hour long critique of Gayatri
> Spivak, especially when a new episode of "Housewives of Atlanta" was on.
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