[lbo-talk] My Letter To CH

Carrol Cox cbcox at ilstu.edu
Tue Dec 20 19:39:31 PST 2011

I stopped reading the Hitchens post when I got to his making that suggestion. I couldn't tell whether he was imputing it to Chomsky as well. I know that Chomsky didn't.



-----Original Message----- From: lbo-talk-bounces at lbo-talk.org [mailto:lbo-talk-bounces at lbo-talk.org] On Behalf Of Carl G. Estabrook Sent: Tuesday, December 20, 2011 5:56 PM To: lbo-talk at lbo-talk.org Subject: Re: [lbo-talk] My Letter To CH

"The Chorus and Cassandra" always seemed to me the best example of the 'good Hitchens' - before his Heideggerian 'turn.'

Does Hitchens in fact evaluate the US invasion of Vietnam on the basis of the nature of Vietnam after liberation?

Chomsky surely wouldn't/didn't. I'll re-read Hitchens' article. --CGE

On Dec 20, 2011, at 4:23 PM, Carrol Cox wrote:

> The U.S. invasion of Vietnam was one topic.
> The nature of Vietnam after liberation is a second topic.
> I cannot think of anything more disgusting than suggesting that the
> latter
> topic should in any way influence attitudes towards the first topic.
> Hence
> as far as I am concerned the worst thing that has been posted on
> this list,
> the gravest charge against Hitch, is the defense of Chomsky that SA
> fwd to
> the list, where H does connect those issues.
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