[Marxism] PhD Supervision

Mark Lause markalause at gmail.com
Tue Dec 11 06:12:09 MST 2018


Place your issues before whoever is the supervisor.  They should find a
replacement easily enough.

On Tue, Dec 11, 2018, 4:43 AM Ismail Lagardien via Marxism <
marxism at lists.csbs.utah.edu> wrote:

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> Hi Andrew
> You asked: "Well, the short answer is "no," but how did you wind up in
> such a
> position?  Nobody here forces anyone to be on a grad student's committee,
> much less be an advisor or dissertation director."
> I'm not the one who is the supervisor....
> Ismail
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> Dr Ismail LagardienVisiting ProfessorWits University School of Governance
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>     On Sunday, 9 December 2018, 01:51:49 GMT+2, Andrew Stewart <
> hasc.warrior.stew at gmail.com> wrote:
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> ---------- Forwarded message ---------
> From: Mark Lause <markalause at gmail.com>
> Date: Sat, Dec 8, 2018 at 6:33 PM
> Subject: Re: [Marxism] PhD Supervision
> To: Andrew Stewart <hasc.warrior.stew at gmail.com>, Activists and scholars
> in Marxist tradition <marxism at lists.csbs.utah.edu>
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> Well, the short answer is "no," but how did you wind up in such a
> position?  Nobody here forces anyone to be on a grad student's committee,
> much less be an advisor or dissertation director.
>
> I have never given a good damn about what somebody calls themselves.  When
> I started grad school, I met a self-described "Marxist" who voted
> Republican.  And then, there's good history written by people who would
> probably never call themselves "Marxist."  In academe, the term is
> practically meaningless.
>
> Finally, considering who's already there, we shouldn't see ourselves as
> gatekeepers of the Holy Chamber.   For years, the most widely interviewed
> professional historian in the U.S. was Newt Gingrich, a first rate dummy
> with all the ethics of an alley cat that joined the Mob . . . wait, I want
> to retract that statement, which is really unfair to alley cats.
> Cheers,Mark L.
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> Best regards,
> Andrew Stewart
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