[Marxism] Opinion | The Millennial Socialists Are Coming - The New York Times

MM marxmail00 at gmail.com
Sun Jul 1 15:12:15 MDT 2018


> On Jul 1, 2018, at 6:41 PM, Louis Proyect via Marxism <marxism at lists.csbs.utah.edu> wrote:
> 
> We've come a long way from what Max Horkheimer once wrote:
> 
> "a revolutionary career does not lead to banquets and honorary titles, interesting research and professorial wages. It leads to misery, disgrace, ingratitude, prison and a voyage into the unknown, illuminated by only an almost superhuman belief.”

It seems most likely that most of the dreams of most of those who are currently elated will eventually be crushed. But if the message of the hour is “This almost certainly isn’t going to work,” then surely it’s fair to ask whether the people who need to hear that message are more likely to hear it, and draw the right lessons, from people who’ve rolled up their sleeves and are down in the trench digging alongside them—with nothing but “an almost superhuman belief” to keep them going—or from people standing on the high road above them, looking down with a battle-weary and well-footnoted sneer.

Misery indeed. Oh, but for a little company.




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