[Marxism] Richard Smith v. Naomi Klein

Marv Gandall marvgand2 at gmail.com
Thu Nov 13 18:02:10 MST 2014


On Nov 13, 2014, at 11:25 AM, Andrew Pollack via Marxism <marxism at lists.csbs.utah.edu> wrote:

> 
> But it's also a biting critique of Naomi Klein's latest book "This Changes
> Everything: Capitalism versus the Climate." Richard makes painfully clear
> that her proposals, despite claims by some that she's moved further
> leftward, are still just tinkering on the margins of the system, that her
> policy proposals are liberal/social democratic reforms which would leave
> the fate of the planet and all its species in the hands of its current
> rulers, which means certain doom for all of us.
> 
> I hadn't read Klein's book before, but Richard's critique made me rush to
> do so. Unfortunately his criticisms are all too true.

Her latest piece, on the China-US climate agreement:

http://www.commondreams.org/views/2014/11/12/some-very-initial-thoughts-us-china-deal



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