'Democratic Money' & the Tragedy of Anti-Marxism

Carrol Cox cbcox at ilstu.edu
Mon Nov 15 08:23:51 PST 1999

Max Sawicky wrote:

> Y: . . . It is not by accident that late modern believers in the
> symbolic power (of money, or discourse, or money as discourse),. . .
> Looks like your argument is with Doug. You think money
> is only symbolic of material things.

Come on Max, you're a better reader than that. She thinks (knows) there aret *others* who think money is only symbolic. There is in fact a very long tradition which treats money as a language. That same tradition tends to treat statesmen as artists. Pound is sort of the final grand outcome of that tradition. Those traditions are ultimately vicious. (Re treating statesmen as artists: The sculptor molds clay; the statesman as artist treats people as clay.)


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