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You've convinced me, he's done enough damage, that wasn't you intent.
He's an incredibly brilliant dude whose books inspired and shook legal theorists at the highest levels, and he's also put his money where his mouth is, having spent, I believe, years trying to organize new kinds of democratic initiatives in Latin America. So, I have a lot of respect for him. I don't exclude the possibility, however, that he's nuttier than Lamar at this point, or, if not nutty, that he's been driven to the equivalent of it by the same frustration he's identified and sought to fight at every phase of a long career approaching its end, the same thing that everyone breaks his or her teeth on who ventures a bite, of bringing an excruciatingly clear understanding of what's wrong and what would be right into proximity with what actually can be done. It is very much the problem that Kojève and Strauss were addressing in their dialogue, and that kind of drove Kojève a little or a lot crazy, too, despite his having delineated a much more reasonable way of conceiving it.
Unger is not a candidate, unlike Perot or Nader, and he's been until recently rather silent on his one time pupil, what it shows is in the end, everyone deserts you, when the lifeboats go out,
One more thing:
No surprise, I actually sympathize with the professors dissatisfaction with Obama. I just don't see how he can justify pushing the worse-the better revolution overtly the way he does. He's not ready for that. As you always remind me, I'm not ready for that and I'm a whole lot more ready than him. But what other way to view it is there but to understand his intent as a provocation to make things worse so they can get better? Do you think that's how he sees it?
Thanks. Also, your last too typically great posts deserve better than they get from us in respect to commenting. They are really masterfully scribed.
Any qualified doctor so deaf to the voice of democratic prophecy that he or she refuses to operate on basil cell skin cancer thingies, or any other thingies, for whatever the patient or the party of democratic prophecy deems appropriate payment, in cash or in kind, can be taken out and shot, his or her body hung by the Achilles from a streetlight, for exemplary purposes, to the joyous gratification of the People.
So we got you covered.
'human sacrifice, dogs and cats, living together; mas hysteria'
"worse-the better" revolutionism. There will be lots of casualties. And no NBA. There's already no House. What kind of healthcare do you think there will be during the revolution? My brother and his wife pay $800 each a month with a $5000 deductible. Right there, the revolution saves them $1600 but like me, he needs to have several basil cell skin cancer thingies removed each year. Not sure a revolutionary medic can handle that.
How can it be a betrayal, yes he has advanced the goals of 'fundamental transformation' significantly, but at a certain point, it's
a pyrrhic victory,