RE: [OPE] Marx: 'The Possibility of Non-Violent Revolution'

Date: Sun Jan 11 2009 - 19:34:13 EST

> Jerry, if i remember correctly Tucker referred to marxism as appealing to neurotics... is this true?
Hi Paul B:
I don't recall. I can say, though, that I was never impressed with his writings on Marx
and Marxists.
He does refer to neurosis in his book, but it is in a footnote
and is part of a quotation from Ruhle's biography of Marx.
Ruhle wrote that "Unquestionably Marx was a neurotic". I
am not convinced by Ruhle's position: he might have been neurotic
or he might not have been. I'm not a psychiatrist and, in any
event, whether he was or was not would neither repudiate or
substantiate his political perspectives and his critique of
political economy.
In solidarity, Jerry

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