[lbo-talk] Posh as Fuck

Wojtek S wsoko52 at gmail.com
Tue Dec 6 13:46:53 PST 2011

[WS:] True, academic workers are to the left of the US mainstream. But to borrow from the repertoire of the more radical wing of this forum, this means that the role of academia is akin to that of the Democrat Party: to attract people with a subversive potential and then defuse this potential. Instead of being in the 'real world' organizing, these folk sit in their academic offices, fart into chairs, and fancy themselves of being radicals by speaking in tongues of the pomo newspeak. What is bad for the goose is bad for the gander, no?


On Tue, Dec 6, 2011 at 3:47 PM, Doug Henwood <dhenwood at panix.com> wrote:
> On Dec 6, 2011, at 3:42 PM, James Heartfield wrote:
>> "The right hates academia because it's their political enemy" Really? ‘Nothing makes me more certain of the victory of our ideas than our success in the universities’ Adolf Hitler, in Victor Farias, Heidegger and Nazism, p 79
>> Teachers tend to be just a little to the right of society, and so do intellectuals.
>> I analysed the voting intentions of British teachers
> I'm talking USA. You're talking Germany in the 30s and Britain.
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