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Joel Kovel: New Age Marxist?

Posted by: Stoller on November 09, 1999 at 00:24:47:

In Reply to: Barry Stoller: sovereign individual? posted by Samuel Day Fassbinder on November 07, 1999 at 22:09:55:

Words of wisdom from the revisionist guru Joel Kovel:

Spirit is a transhistorical potential of humanity. It is, one might argue, the dialectic as an inwardly lived power, not in thought or as a principle of logic, but in the concrete and collective life of the self. Spirit pertains to that faculty of the self to negate itself (hence its dialectical character)and go beyond its boundaries (which from the standpoint of psychology may be called the limits of the ego). It is that motion in human being that appears when the given is dissolved and the self is reconstituted in relation to a larger entity.

Will academic New Age 'Marxist'defeatism lead the proletariat to victory---or death by boredom?

Sober up, Sam.

There are REAL people out there who are SUFFERING at the hands of capital.

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