RARA-AVIS: Marxism and anti-humanism

From: juri.nummelin@pp.inet.fi
Date: 06 Sep 2006

Jim Doherty:

> You seem to think that I'm arguing in favor of a
> particular viewpoint. I'm not. I'm arguing against
> the notion that hard-boiled is inherently leftist, and
> suggested the first three writers who came to mind who
> were famously NON-leftists as evidence of this.

Yes, I understood you completely - may have failed to say it out loud.

> You also seem to be suggesting (though I could drawing
> a mistaken inference) that to be anti-Marxist is to be
> inhumane. I reject this notion completely and
> utterly.

So do I. I tried to say it, but for some reason you failed to notice it (or I failed to point it out, even though I think I pointed it out saying that I don't equate the two). But I'm also very strong about Spillane et al. not being humane.


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