Re: [OPE-L] Anton Pannekoek's refutation of Henryk Grossman

From: Jerry Levy (Gerald_A_Levy@MSN.COM)
Date: Sun Apr 22 2007 - 19:20:08 EDT

Hi Jurriaan:

"Refutation" is a very strong word and one which some Marxians
have abused in recent years, e.g. some pretentious and aggressive
TSSI authors have stretched the meaning of that term beyond its
limit. A less contentious and controversial word -- like critique --
which describes Pannekoek's writing on Grossman is preferable,

In solidarity, Jerry

PS: "Suppression" is another very strong word misused by some
TSSI authors: e.g. on a recent page at Kliman's site -- --  he claims that
a.    the Left Forum;
b.   _Monthly Review_;
c.   _Science & Society_ (David L is singled out especially);
d.   URPE,  and;
e.   the Brecht Forum
_all_ allegedly conspired to "suppress dissent" when the Left
Forum rejected a proposal for a panel on Kliman's new

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