[DEBATE] : Re: Tony Judt on Kolakowski
rangreen at sn.apc.org
Mon Sep 4 07:18:02 BST 2006
This is utterly bizarre. Why would anyone confuse Tony Judt (a highly regarded intellectual
historian, with good progressive politics, at least as far as Israel/Palestine is concerned), with
other people just because they have the letters T and J in their names (or T and G)??? And
what has he got to do withSoros, Putin and the liberal hawks in Iraq?
On 4 Sep 2006 at 6:24, Patrick Bond wrote:
> Ran Greenstein wrote:
> > NY Review of Books
> > Volume 53, Number 14 · September 21, 2006
> > Goodbye to All That?
> > By Tony Judt
> (A rebuttal from Louis Proyect, former debate list member.)
> September 3, 2006
> The NY Review of Books versus Marxism
> Filed under: imperialism/globalization, cruise missile left -
> louisproyect @ 10:36 pm
> In the "Communist Manifesto," Karl Marx wrote:
> A spectre is haunting Europe - the spectre of communism. All the
> powers of old Europe have entered into a holy alliance to exorcise
> this spectre: Pope and Tsar, Metternich and Guizot, French Radicals
> and German police-spies.
> Even though the Communist Manifesto is widely regarded in polite,
> academic circles as a kind of Victorian era relic, its spectre still
> seems to be haunting Tony Judt, a British-born professor at NYU. In
> the latest issue of the NY Review of Books, his reviews of Leszek
> Kolakowski´s "Main Currents of Marxism" and "My Correct Views on
> Everything", and Jacques Attali´s "Karl Marx ou l´esprit du monde"
> provide an opportunity to exorcise this spectre one more time.
> A word or two of introduction to Tony Judt might be in order since the
> NY Review has two big-time intellectuals whose first names start with
> T and whose last name includes "ud":
> 1. Tony Judt: Specialist in French and European politics with a focus
> on the Marxist left; the continental equivalent of people like Harvey
> Klehr and John Earl HaynRan Greenstein
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