Phillips, Lind (was Re: transnational portfolio investment

Mike Yates mikey+ at
Wed Sep 23 15:22:18 PDT 1998


There is a devastating critique of the New York Intellectuals (Film is "Arguing the World") by James Petras in the Sept. 1998 isue of "Z" magazine. Four assholes in my view.

michael yates

alec ramsdell wrote:
> Peter Kilander wrote:
> >For instance: the "New York Intellectuals"
> Yeah, I recently saw that flick Arguing the World, a doc. on the "New
> York Intellectuals." At all the City College parties the men would be
> hudled in a corner engaged in arguing the world, occasionally breaking
> to prowl the women. Nathan Glazer recalled an uncomfortable position he
> was put in when, oh, I think it was Hannah Arendt and, blasted can't
> remember her name (she was even in the movie), sat to each side of him
> and started discussing Freud.
> I. Bell suffered an ontological block when he was at Columbia during the
> strikes, saying, well, they'll always take me over at Harvard. Not very
> attuned to the cultural contradictions he embodied.
> -Alec
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