[Marxism] Wolfe?

Louis Proyect lnp3 at panix.com
Wed May 16 07:18:59 MDT 2018


On 5/16/18 9:04 AM, Andrew Pollack via Marxism wrote:
> 
> The papers are full of obits for Tom Wolfe. I haven't read it in decades
> but distinctly remember the big impact on me of "Radical Chic and
> Mau-Mauing the Flak Catchers."
> Wolfe was a diehard conservative but his skewering of liberals and
> opportunists was a real education. All proportions guarded, one could put
> him in the category of Balzac, Dostoevsky and other conservatives who
> portrayed effectively the hypocrisies and foibles of their opponents.
> 
> p.s. I just found out that Wolfe wrote a book attacking Chomsky. Anyone
> read it?

Chris Knight wrote a scholarly critique of Chomsky that provoked his 
defenders. He has written articles for The North Star along the same 
lines. Here's his review of Wolfe's book:

https://www.counterpunch.org/2016/09/26/the-tom-and-noam-show-a-review-of-tom-wolfes-the-kingdom-of-speech/



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