[lbo-talk] Platypus: what we are, what we do, and why

Joseph Catron jncatron at gmail.com
Fri Apr 9 12:51:02 PDT 2010

On Thu, Apr 8, 2010 at 2:10 PM, Doug Henwood <dhenwood at panix.com> wrote:

Actually, on further thought, I'm not sure I have some "principled"
> opposition to imperialism, in some rigid, a priori sense. It does seem to be
> an empirical fact, however, that every U.S. military intervention has been
> evil.

"Evil" is one of those words I think always confuses more than it clarifies, but leaving that aside, what's your take on the post-war occupations of Germany and (especially) Japan? The analyses through which some Marxists frown on them, while cheering on Reconstruction, have always boggled my mind - not that you necessarily adhere to any of them, of course.

-- "Hige sceal þe heardra, heorte þe cenre, mod sceal þe mare, þe ure mægen lytlað."

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