[OPE-L:8646] Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: long term centers of gravity?

From: Michael Perelman (michael@ECST.CSUCHICO.EDU)
Date: Thu Mar 20 2003 - 17:38:28 EST

I only heard him a couple of times on KPFA.  He did not discuss the
material you mention -- just that the old English aristocractic influences
without the Puritanical caveats came with the cotton from the deep South
to Texas.  I could not defend a book that I did not read.

On Thu, Mar 20, 2003 at 02:31:01PM -0800, Rakesh Bhandari wrote:
> >I don't know if the ruling class has split; I just noted the potential for
> >a split.  I hope that it comes to pass.
> >--
> But Michael I don't see why Lind or anyone else accepts at face value 
> Bush's self-representation as a good ole, Southern boy who represents 
> the (very) old economy and truly likes pork rinds. This is the image 
> which Bush and Karl Rove have attempted to project to maintain his 
> electoral base in the South and the Far West. To think that Bush is 
> running Dell and Boeing into the ground for cattle ranches and Texas 
> oil patches is farcical.
> Michael Lind is now only now making a political theory out of Bush's 
> cynical image making and thus giving credence to one of Bush's key 
> electoral weapons. Why the alarm bells do not go off every time Lind 
> writes or says something is beyond me. He has already engaged in 
> immigrant bashing and a pernicious nativism, Listian neo mercantilism 
> and a virulent and anti-third world economic nationalism, and war 
> mongering (in the case of Vietnam).
> So I don't see why you and the Nation magazine take this demagogue seriously.
> Rakesh
> >Michael Perelman
> >Economics Department
> >California State University
> >Chico, CA 95929
> >
> >Tel. 530-898-5321
> >E-Mail michael@ecst.csuchico.edu

Michael Perelman
Economics Department
California State University
Chico, CA 95929

Tel. 530-898-5321
E-Mail michael@ecst.csuchico.edu

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