[Marxism] Brexit article worth reading

A.R. G amithrgupta at gmail.com
Sat Jun 25 19:25:24 MDT 2016

“If there is anyone who is responsible for the Brexit, it is Hillary
Clinton and Barack Obama,” he said. “They destroyed Libya. They turned over
Libyan weapons to [Islamic State], al-Qaida and [Nusra Front]. It was their
war in Syria, where many of these weapons ended up, which created the
massive exodus of refugees into Europe. This exodus exacerbated nationalism
and anti-immigrant sentiment."

The quote from Michael Hudson is very problematic. Even assuming his
narrative about the cause of the refugee crisis were accurate, he appears
to be suggesting that the mere presence of immigrants/refugees os the cause
of the backlash toward them. A very bizarre attribution of causality.

On Saturday, June 25, 2016, Andrew Pollack via Marxism <
marxism at lists.csbs.utah.edu> wrote:

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> This is dangerous nonsense. It's bad enough that Hudson, the main basis for
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