It's a Battlefield Out There, Culturally Speaking by Edward Rothstein (FWD from NY Times)

Frances Bolton (PHI) fbolton at
Tue Dec 8 13:39:02 PST 1998

On Tue, 8 Dec 1998, Louis Proyect wrote:
> friendly with Levitt, but considers him a co-thinker. The problem is that
> Levitt is a right-wing skunk who presided over a "science wars" conference
> that was funded by the Olin foundation and other right-wingers. Their
> target is not just wooly-headed pomos, but Marxists as well.

While I personally agree with your assessment of Levitt, he himself considers himself a leftist. Not sure exactly what kind. We're on a couple of the same lists, and the next time he claims this, I'll ask.


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