Re: [OPE] Marta Harnecker's Ideas

From: Gerald Levy <>
Date: Thu Dec 03 2009 - 11:57:59 EST

> I am not "hostile to academics" at all or as a general category. I wanted
> to be a scholar myself for a long time.

Hi Jurriaan:

Well, then, the way you write is communicating an idea which you did not
intend. You seem to others to often use the term "Professor" and
"academic" in
redundant and derogatory ways, for instance. Maybe that's not what you
but ....

> When I read the ms. bij Martha


> I wondered what the purpose of this piece of communication is, and why
> Jerry posted it.

I sent it for two reasons:

1) when someone of Marta's practical political experience attempts to
sum up her perspective on the practical problems of the day, then I
think others (including listmembers) would be interested and should

2) it relates to a question of utmost importance - namely, what is
needed to help bring about 21st Century socialism? Whether you agree
or disagree with her perspectives, a discussion of them could serve
as a springboard (via critique) for the discussion of that subject.

In solidarity, Jerry

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