Re: Re; [OPE] Marx and Engels: a biographical introduction

From: paul bullock (
Date: Sat Jun 07 2008 - 17:36:05 EDT

Thanks Jerry,

some writers on Che said he had a hang up on saintliness himself ie 'the messiah of the armed struggle'..from the brazillian liberal historian Luiz Bandeira, and  the biographer of Che,  Luiz Bernardo Pericas said 'few know that the image of Christ and of his sacrifice always permeated the life of Che..'..( In his later work he drops this stuff)  ... well so much for the impregnation of catholic 'discourse' on the academics! Well even us athiests can remark that someone must have been a saint to do such and such can't we... and in any case we have Che's daughters assurance before an Iranian gathering that Che 'never met God'... 

Incidentally Che's short introduction to Marx is in the yet untranslated Economic Notebooks is really lovely to read, not a hint of saintliness.. just pure admiration, and very nicely  much praise for Mrs Marx, so i don't have to buy the new English booklet. It certainlt can be added to Lenin and Engels short appreciations for the use of students... I suspect Che used Mehring, but am not an expert on his life and library!!

  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Gerald Levy 
  To: Outline on Political Economy mailing list 
  Sent: Saturday, June 07, 2008 8:56 PM
  Subject: Re; [OPE] Marx and Engels: a biographical introduction

  Hi Paul B:

  I downloaded the attachment from the previous message and
  attached it to this one. In  any event,  the following link has more

  At 79 pages this is a short volume. But, at their price of
  US$7.46 (regular price $9.95), it's a bargain.

  I wish Che, though, hadn't referred  to "St. Karl".  One can only
  imagine how 'Karl' would have reacted had someone called him 
  a Saint!

  In solidarity, Jerry


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