[Marxism] Fwd: The Assassin’s Fate: Paul Berman Shoots and Misses (Again) | The Baffler

Louis Proyect lnp3 at panix.com
Fri Nov 14 19:22:27 MST 2014


On 11/14/14 9:19 PM, Louis Proyect via Marxism wrote
> [I think this was intended for the list.]
>
>
> I guess PB waited for Cockburn to drop dead before throwing mud on him.
>   I guess he didn't want to attack Cockburn while he was alive and
> possibly get a reply in return.  From PB's New Republic article:
>
> "My greatest sin, in his eyes, was to write critically about the
> Sandinistas and their revolution in Nicaragua, where the Spanish Civil
> War seemed never to have ended. Soviet machinations, cynical propaganda,
> fanatically deluded international volunteers—
everything from the 1930s
> that Orwell describes in Homage to Catalonia was all too visible in
> Nicaragua fifty years later, naturally in different versions. Sometimes
> in the same version: at the Soviet Embassy in Managua, elderly veterans
> of the Spanish war formed part of the military staff. My reports from
> Nicaragua hinted at these developments."
>

This was from an article by George Scialabba: 
http://www.thebaffler.com/blog/the-assassins-fate/




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