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

Doug Henwood dhenwood at panix.com
Fri Apr 9 13:09:23 PDT 2010

On Apr 9, 2010, at 3:51 PM, Joseph Catron wrote:

> "Evil" is one of those words I think always confuses more than it
> clarifies,

I don't literally mean "evil," which invokes Satan and all that stuff. How's very damaging, exploitative, murderous?

> 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.

Not sure what I think, really. What did you have in mind?


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