Re: [OPE] Raya Dunayesvskaya (1910 - 1987)

From: Murray Smith <>
Date: Tue Apr 06 2010 - 15:19:27 EDT

Hi Jerry,

I was surprised to see you cite me as someone on the list who had been
influenced by Raya Dunayevskaya. While I may have indicated at some point
that I had read some of her work (perhaps in an early OPE exchange with
Andrew Kliman?), I have never been influenced by any of her distinctive
theoretical or political positions -- neither her theory of state
capitalism, nor her particular interpretation of Marx's humanism.

All the best,

Murray Smith

----- Original Message -----
From: "GERALD LEVY" <>
To: "Outline on Political Economy mailing list" <>
Sent: Tuesday, April 06, 2010 10:07 AM
Subject: Re: [OPE] Raya Dunayesvskaya (1910 - 1987)

>> I know that at one time we had a very strong supporter of her as a list
>> member.
> Hi Paul C:
> We had more than one: for instance, Ted McGlone was also a strong
> supporter.
> Others, including former member Michael Lebowitz and current member Murray
> Smith, have indicated that they also were influenced by her perspectives.
> Having said that, I am at a loss to describe her genuine theoretical
> contributions.
> All I can think of is that she was an anti-Stalinist at a time and place
> when that really
> mattered and that she was one of the few anti-Stalinist Marxists who
> actually
> wrote articles on political economy during that period.
> In solidarity, Jerry
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