Re: Re: [OPE] Britain--parasitic and decaying capitalism: A comment

From: Jerry Levy <>
Date: Sat Jan 16 2010 - 09:19:16 EST

Dogan to Dave Z:
> In what you said up to now I have not seen anything theoretical. It is just a sort of praagmatism to justify your political position on the side
> of European Left. Nothing else. Or do you realy think that people are so naive to fail to recognise the political position behind your
> would-be-theory? I do not see anything Marxist dialectic in your appraoch.

Hi Dogan:

I'm either that naive - or you are. Nothing Dave has written or done (his praxis)
can justify such a conclusion about his alleged political positions. I think
what you are doing, ironically, is the same as what I critisized Dave about ealier
in this thread: trying to tease out the alleged political "implications"
of a theoretical position a a way of critiquing that theory. As I remarked earlier to
Dave this is bad practise - but one which, unfortunately, has a long history in
Marxist discourse.

In solidarity, Jerry
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Received on Sat Jan 16 09:20:52 2010

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