Re: [OPE-L] Reclaiming Marx's "Capital": book launch talks, reviews, media coverage

From: Paul Cockshott (wpc@DCS.GLA.AC.UK)
Date: Mon Aug 27 2007 - 04:36:54 EDT

I think Anders has a point here

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From: OPE-L [mailto:OPE-L@SUS.CSUCHICO.EDU] On Behalf Of Anders Ekeland
Sent: 27 August 2007 06:10
Subject: Re: [OPE-L] Reclaiming Marx's "Capital": book launch talks,
reviews, media coverage

Dear Jerry,

1) Whatever A. Kliman have written about OPE-L there is no reason to
drag that into OPE-L. Quite the opposite I would say, given the
experiences many of us have with this kind of "debates". You should
clearly avoid descending to a level of "debate" like this.

2) Following from 1) I still hold you should apologize for sending
this useless/harmful message to the list - especially since you are
the list-admin. You should set high standards here.

Anders Ekeland

At 19:54 24.08.2007, you wrote:
> > what is this? What is the serious intention behind posting a message
> > like this?
> > And as a joke, I do not find it funny.
> > Isn't this a serious list?
>I agree that referring to OPE-L as "Levy's Defamation Den" and
>is not funny or the action of a person deserving to be taken seriously.
>Please recall that that it was Andrew Kliman, not myself, who made
>[In any event, how can you take the work of a Marxist who referred to
>himself as "The Antichrist" seriously?]
> > Isn't Andrew Kliman's book a serious, scientific work, deserving
> > serious treatment?
>No, from what I've read, it's not a serious, scientific work.  It's a
>piece of propaganda (which in my opinion wouldn't have been published
>unless it was part of the Raya Dunayevskaya book series). But, that's
>my opinion which you are free to agree or disagree with.
> > I think Jerry owes the list an apology for posting a message like
> > this. Be big enough to give us one right away Jerry!
>Now that you know it was Andrew Kliman who referred to OPE-L as
>"Levy's Defamation Den" I believe you owe me an apology.  (Of course,
>Kliman owes me many apologies but I'm not holding my breath.) If you
>think that OPE-L is and should be a serious forum then your quarrel is
>with Kliman, not myself.
>In solidarity, Jerry

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