Henwood on Keynes

William S. Lear rael at zopyra.com
Wed Oct 7 18:53:28 PDT 1998

On Wed, October 7, 1998 at 18:00:30 (-0400) Doug Henwood writes:
>Max Sawicky wrote:
>>You said procapitalist AND elitist, implying
>>separate deficiencies. How is Keynes the
>>text elitist, as opposed to Marx?
>Of course Marx's texts are hard to read, if that's what you mean, but they
>couldn't be any other way, could they? I'm talking about social
>philosophies - Keynes was a elitist - his economy would be run by people
>like him, like there are many of those - and Marx wasn't.

Do you think referring to "the idiocy of rural life" was elitist? Hobsbawm has a neat little route around this one in his intro to Verso's (ironically) upscale Commie Manifesto.


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