Re: [OPE-L] disciples and apostles of Marx

From: glevy@PRATT.EDU
Date: Sun Nov 11 2007 - 15:29:11 EST

 Lawrence Krader himself said "I'm neither a Hegelian nor a
Marxist,. I'm a student of both, as Marx was a student of Hegel. But
was also a disciple of Hegel, which I am not, nor a disciple of
Marx. I am
a socialist, and have been one for nearly 60 years, but
not a Marxian
socialist." Of course, a disciple is not an
apostle. A disciple
learns from the master and follows his method,
an apostle seeks to spread
the teachings of the master. An apostle
thinks the master's ideas are more
valid or important than his own
independent thinking.



This brings to mind a recent insightful article by
Mike L,
, which begins
with the following quote:

"Save me
from these so-called Marxists who think they have
the key to history
in their back pocket!  Save me from disciples
like those who
followed Hegel and Ricardo!"

In solidarity, Jerry

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