Planning, Market & Unemployment

James Farmelant farmelantj at
Sat Aug 28 03:56:10 PDT 1999

On Sat, 28 Aug 1999 02:15:06 -0400 Yoshie Furuhashi <furuhashi.1 at> writes:
>Michael Hoover wrote:
>>As for alienation being *something that socialists should care a lot
>>about*, I have a hunch if we looked at my posts to e-lists over the
>>years (and I first subbed in 1993), we'd find that the proportion
>>commenting on alienation and related topics is higher than most. I'm
>>one of those folks who doesn't buy the Althusserian epistemological
>>break between the young and mature Marx.
>And Michael Hoover is still carrying a torch for Herbert Marcuse after
>these years! No slave to intellectual fashion, to say the least. (A
>on _Reason and Revolution_, anyone?) And who remembers the Praxis
>besides Hoover and maybe James Farmelant?

Speaking of the Praxis group, there is an article on the breakup of the Praxis in the September issue of Lingua Franca - "Testaments Betrayed" by Laura Secor, which is not uninteresting if one doesn't mind all the usual Serb-bashing. But the author does make the point of how they were torn apart by the rise of ethnic nationalisms as Yugoslavia began to disintegrate. Much of the author's interpretation of what happened to the Praxis group seems to be derived from her interviews with Selya Benhabib who had been the American editor for Praxis International.

Jim F.


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