From: John Holloway (johnholloway@PRODIGY.NET.MX)
Date: Mon Apr 18 2005 - 06:59:49 EDT
Dear Paul, Let me reply immediately just to apologise. My frivolous use of Perplexed was not at all meant to be offensive and I am very sorry if it caused offence. On the question of the article, let me read it more carefully and come back to you on your questions. I recall our meeting at the CSE Conference some (many) years ago and send you greetings, John >> Dear Perplexed, >> ... >> On Venezuela: of course I support very much the revolt (or revolts) in >> that country. There is a long tradition of struggle and it was this struggle >> that led to the election of Hugo Chávez. The interesting question is how to >> understand the relation between the Chávez government and this struggle. I >> assume that it is a very complex and contradictory relation, and it is one >> that I would like to understand better. >> >> To reduce this complexity to a choice between the "Bolivarian >> revolution" (a term which which defines the struggles in terms of the state) >> and Modragon/Owenite experiments is absurd. > > John, > > I asked for your reaction to the article below which criticizes your > position. The article extensively uses the Bolivarian Revolution and > Chavez as a counter-example to your own position. Is this not correct? > > You don't answer the question asked, nor address the article. Rather you > refer to "complexities". This is not helpful for understanding you. > > The role of the State in Venezuela is important. Is this State ipso facto > reactionary, tending reactionary, tending progressive, progressive, etc. > I.e., what is your understanding of the Venezuelan State under Chavez's > leadership? What is your theory of this State? > > Paul > > P.S. My name is not "Perplexed", rather I used that word before "Paul" as > one might you the word "sorry". I am puzzled why I should be called > anything other than "Paul". My question was not an offensive one. > >>> Please refer to the article Jerry posted >>> >>> http://www.zmag.org/content/showarticle.cfm?SectionID=41&ItemID=7610>>> >>> which mentions Venezuela extensively as a counter-example of your >>> position. I wonder what line you take in defensive of your own position. >>> >>> Could it be that the Bolivarian revolution is worthless and/or >>> meaningless for you? Perhaps you only like Mondragon/Owenite- >>> like experiments? Perhaps not even those? ... >>> >>> Perplexed, Paul Z.
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