RES: a trip to North Korea

Doug Henwood dhenwood at
Wed Apr 26 10:42:50 PDT 2000

Carrol Cox fulminated:

>Doug Henwood wrote:
>> Some leftists apparently like to defend North Korea because it helps
>> position themselves as more righteous & militant than those who
>> won't. That doesn't make any North Korean better off, either.
>This is what I call red-baiting -- and whether I and others are right
>or wrong on North Korea is completely irrelevant to the judgment
>of such statements as this. It is *not* about North Korea. It is a
>personal attack on "some leftists," and the attack is based *not*
>on any thing they say but on Doug's claim that he can read their
>private motives.
>He can't -- and this paragraph is a vile and despicable lie.

Guess I've read too much Bourdieu and marketing literature, a toxic combination; you see intellectual product positioning everywhere.


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