But surely there needs to exist a list in which marxists can co-exist with, occasionally clash with, non-marxists such as Brad. As far as I can tell, he does not engage in red baiting: that is, he does not assume that a proposition is wrong just because its author is a communist. Hence he does not poison the wells of discourse here. One can at times learn from him; at other times ignore him. He is *certainly* not a M.... or a L... or a K...: each of them exists *only* to spread noise on whatever lists they post to. Brad has never done that, and I don't mind occasionally being reminded of intelligently held stupid positions on Mao's China.
I think those who are objecting to Brad's presence are the disrupters here, not Brad.