[Marxism] A Haunting Debut Looks Ahead to a Second American Civil War

Louis Proyect lnp3 at panix.com
Tue Mar 28 07:53:14 MDT 2017


On 3/28/17 9:50 AM, Louis Proyect via Marxism wrote:
>
> (I have my doubts about this novel. The review makes zero reference to
> economic conflict that would have led to a civil war. Also, the
> comparison to Cormac McCarthy suggests that there is little engagement
> with plausibly realistic historical developments. If I were motivated to
> write such a novel, the conflict would not be rooted in class rather
> than regional differences with wage workers finally resisting conditions
> that resembled the early days of capitalism but without the explosive
> growth.

That should have read "If I were motivated tow rite such a novel, the 
conflict would be rooted in class rather than regional differences with 
wage workers finally resisting conditions that resembled the early days 
of capitalism but without the explosive growth."




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