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

Mark Lause markalause at gmail.com
Sun Jul 1 15:17:52 MDT 2018


All careers are still in the making.

It's worth recalling that Debs was older when he was winning reelection as
a Democratic legislator back in Indiana.

On Sun, Jul 1, 2018 at 5:12 PM, MM via Marxism <marxism at lists.csbs.utah.edu>
wrote:

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> > 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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