>>> Brad De Long <delong at econ.Berkeley.EDU> 04/19/00 10:28PM >>>
Doesn't the fact that you are on the same side as Pat Buchanan make you worry that perhaps he has read the situation better than you have? Look at your allies, for God's sake!
CB: Buchannan is a demogogue. His saying he is against the transnational bourgeoisie is like Hitler saying he was against the big bourgeoisie. They are (were) both agents of the big bourgeoisie, demogogically trying to divert the working masses from the true anti-capitalist and anti-imperialist forces.
If we followed your logic, all the bourgeoisie would have to do would be get one of its rightwingers to demogogically pronounce left sounding positions , and we would have to give up our position (!) because some bourgeois agent provocateur is mimicking us. I don't think so. Our position is based more profound understanding of the nature of capitalism than you have. And we are sticking to it. Fuck Buchanan.
Buchannan is not our ally. He is your ideological twin, in a good cop bad cop routine with you.