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

Bhaskar Sunkara bhaskar.sunkara at gmail.com
Fri Apr 9 13:57:51 PDT 2010

And, as I keep saying, in addition to what Doug mentions there is a difference between 1865 and society reliant on slave-labor and 1945.

On Fri, Apr 9, 2010 at 4:38 PM, Doug Henwood <dhenwood at panix.com> wrote:

> On Apr 9, 2010, at 4:20 PM, Joseph Catron wrote:
> I find those opposing the occupations (because of all the predictable
>> anti-imperialist boilerplate) while supporting Reconstruction to be rather
>> silly. There may be some intelligent left distinction between the three
>> scenarios, but I have yet to see it and cannot imagine what it might be
> Well, as I keep saying, there's a difference between reintegrating a
> portion of one's country that lost a civil war and occupying a foreign
> country. That aside, as occupations go, U.S. control of Japan and Germany
> wasn't very brutal. It's not something I'd waste a lot of words on, for
> sure.

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