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Chomsky---the personality

Posted by: Stoller on November 14, 1999 at 14:39:12:

In Reply to: Politics not personalities. posted by Lark on November 12, 1999 at 11:46:50:

: It's like Monty Pythons the Life of Brian.

: This is poisionious, this tendency, it leads to spliting the labour movement and civil war within the progressive ranks.

But one cannot be FOR Everything---no matter how 'popular' that might be---one must stand up for SOMETHING.

: [J]ust read Chomsky's 'Socialism real and fake' in "What Uncle Sam Really Wants", so it's a hopeless distortion on Lenin's part to suit his own infatuation with power and the state, 'The State and Revolution' is nothing more than the account of a reluctant syndicalist who is trying to slowly force the state back into the centre stage.

Just make sure you read State and Revolution AS WELL as Chomsky's 'take' on it.

Chomsky once said Skinner was advocating Third Reich techniques---and many (silly) people on the left believed him...

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