[OPE-L:6653] The Good Lord ?

From: gerald_a_levy (gerald_a_levy@msn.com)
Date: Mon Mar 04 2002 - 16:08:29 EST

Lord Meghnad Desai


When was he appointed 'Lord'?  Presumably he 
wasn't appointed Lord while Thatcher was the P.M.
given his biting critique of monetarism (_Testing
Monetarism_, London, Francis Pinter Ltd., 1981).

Are there any other Marxist 'Lords' now?  Who
was the first Marxist -- while s/he still  considered
her/himself  Marxist -- to be appointed Lord?  Have 
there been any Marxist knights or Marxists with 
other titles bestowed by royalty?

Am I the only one who finds this to be a rather odd
title for a Marxist?  Did Desai ever publish anything
explaining why he was accepting this title?

btw, according to amazon.com a book by Desai 
entitled _Marx's Revenge: The Resurgence of
Capitalism and the Death of Statist Socialism_
[Verso, ISBN:1859846440] is due to be published
this month.  The Verso site makes no mention of 
this book, though. Does anyone have any more 
knowledge about this?

In solidarity, Jerry

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