Monday, September 12, 2005

From Katrina to Dialectics

If anyone is puzzled by Rosa/Red Menace's comments under the previous post here, she's referring to a discussion in the comments box under this article at Lenin's Tomb, a discussion which was supposed to be about Hurricane Katrina but somehow or other drifted onto the weighty subject of Marxist dialectics. Not that the drift is necessarily a bad thing - I think a lot can be said for a blog which can deal with grunty political polemic and airy-fairy theoretical stuff in one discussion thread.

If anyone has a spare couple of hours and wants to know what the #@!!! Marxist dialectics is, check out this superb summary by Bertell Ollman, Professor of Politics at New York University and designer of the boardgame sensation Class Struggle is the Name of the Game. Ollman might not convince you, but he is sure to change the way you think about the way you think.

If grunty agitprop is what you feel like, check out redrave's article on the socialist solution to the humanitarian crisis that Katrina has caused.

1 Comments:

Blogger Red Menace said...

And if you want to join the 'dialectics escape commitee' (only genuine materialists allowed), check out the post logged by my very good friend, LevD at:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Talk:Dialectical_materialism

which begins about a third of the way down.

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