Re: [OPE] Latin America

From: Alejandro Agafonow <>
Date: Sun Nov 30 2008 - 11:59:38 EST

The concern for "law and order" is not exclusive of conservative thought. At least since Rousseau there is a concern for social harmony in democratic theory.   And my question about Hitler is open to any who wants to offer an insight.   Regards,A. Agafonow ________________________________ De: GERALD LEVY <> Para: Outline on Political Economy mailing list <> Enviado: domingo, 30 de noviembre, 2008 17:14:33 Asunto: RE: [OPE] Latin America Paul B: thanks for poll results. It certainly puts matters in perspective.   Alejandro:   >  Is ‘democratic theory’ a result of hundreds of years of reflexive thought or a product > of what millions of people worried about how to survive in the dangerous streets of > Caracas think?   Neither. The concern for "law and order" is generally anti-democratic and forms a pillar of rightist governments. Almost always when there is a right-wing coup it is rationalized on the grounds of the need for a "strong" (i.e. anti- democratic) government to curb "lawlessness".   > You (Paul Bullock, JL) are a philosopher, aren’t you?   Not as far as I know. You must be confusing Paul Bullocks: our Paul is not Marcus Paul Bullock (the philosopher) or the 2005 marijuana music awards poetry winner or a retired research economist from UCLA's Institute for Industrial Relations. As far as I know he's just a worker-revolutionary-socialist with an interest in, and history of writing on, political economy.   In solidarity, Jerry

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