Re: [OPE] what this list is about

From: Alejandro Agafonow <>
Date: Fri Mar 06 2009 - 07:40:34 EST

Well, DZ is not alone in his expectations about OPE-L. It is evident that the practice has overcome the narrow definition of OPE-L as a list of Marxists.   Political Economy is much more than Marxism.   RegardsA. Agafonow ________________________________ De: GERALD LEVY <> Para: Outline on Political Economy mailing list <> Enviado: viernes, 6 de marzo, 2009 13:26:05 Asunto: [OPE] what this list is about [JB] but the list is surely about inquiry into Marx & Engels's interpretation. [DZ] Let me make it crystal clear to you now: I did *not* join this list to discuss "Marx & Engels's interpretation". Please do not reply to me in the belief that I did. I joined this list for the purpose of discussing political economy. ----------     Wearing my moderator's hat, this is how the list is most simply defined:     "OPE-L (Outline on Political Economy list) is a small, closed list of Marxists who have been discussing controversial issues in political economy since September, 1995"     The list was never defined so narrowly as to mean that we would focus only on interpretations of Marx (and Engels). However, those interpretations form a sub-set of the much larger set (controversial issues in political economy) and so, therefore, are certainly legitimate subjects for discussion.     Which topics we discuss are basically left to the interest and good judgment of members. It's also obviously the case that while any member can raise a topic for discussion, the participation of other members is required to make it a real discussion (as opposed to a soliloquy).  An inference from this is that if you want members to discuss a question, you are well advised to think about how to pose the topic for discussion in order to achieve the objective of actual discussion.     In solidarity, Jerry

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