Were it not for the contradictory diversity of Marxist thought, he would be glad to acknowledge himself (in a parody of Reaganite rhetoric) as your friendly neighbourhood Marxist-Leninist subversive. But as things stand in the complex world of Marxism, he prefers to be identified simply as a historical materialist.
—Robert Cox (via sociologic)
All in all a SUPREMELY enjoyable, stimulating, and inspiring experience. I’m very thankful for Blake and Frank (our old Professor at UofM) inviting me out for the day. I especially look forward to staying in touch with Gil Skillman (who has a Kaiser-style and champion-caliber mustache) for a little historical / social / economic theory chit chat. I don’t think I’ve ever been in the presence of such a huge fund of intellect and passion before. I mean Samuel Bowles was there. He wrote the text for two of my political economy classes. I shook his hand. Mother fucker has a Leontief Prize and we both drank beers together and shook hands.
Maybe I should have just got a Masters in social theory instead of law school.
TOO LATE NOW.
Society does not consist of individuals, but expresses the sum of interrelations, the relations within which these individuals stand.
—Karl Marx (via themarxistmind)