Louis Proyect: The Unrepentant Marxist

September 16, 2010

Great Martin Peretz caricature

Filed under: zionism — louisproyect @ 4:56 pm

From Steve Brodner’s blog


  1. bigots are bigots, no matter who they hate.

    Comment by Jihad Punk 77 — September 16, 2010 @ 4:58 pm

  2. This looks like a WWII-era cartoon of Tojo (or any other “Jap” for that matter).

    Comment by Roy Rollin — September 16, 2010 @ 7:10 pm

  3. Apparently it is based on this picture:

    Martin Peretz

    Comment by louisproyect — September 16, 2010 @ 7:22 pm

  4. That cartoon takes Peretz’s oozing douchebaggery and shows us the real Marty.

    Comment by Strelnikov — September 17, 2010 @ 10:55 am

  5. Actually this caricature makes him look like former Australian PM John Howard to me. A neo-con if ever a neo-con there was.

    Comment by SGuy — September 17, 2010 @ 2:44 pm

  6. Louis, what do you make of the mass layoffs in Cuba?

    Comment by lextheimpaler — September 17, 2010 @ 3:52 pm

  7. I am not sure what this has to do with Martin Peretz, but I posted this to Marxmail under the heading “prescient words”:

    Our differences with leftists and progressives might never have
    produced a book about China if it were not for our May 2003 trip
    to Cuba to attend an international conference on Marxism.1 While
    in the country we sought to learn what we could about how Cuba was
    responding to its economic difficulties, and how the government’s
    understanding of and commitment to socialism was shaping that
    response. We were told repeatedly that many Cuban economists
    looked to the Chinese “market socialist” growth strategy as an
    attractive model for Cuba.

    We hoped that this was not true. But at the conference itself,
    when the discussion turned toward the challenges facing Cuba,
    several Cuban economists publicly endorsed the Chinese experience
    of rapid export-led growth based on foreign direct investment
    (FDI) as offering the only hope for Cuba to sustain its socialist
    project under current international conditions. Although these
    economists were only repeating arguments we had heard from
    progressives in other countries, they were especially jarring to
    hear at a conference concerned with the contemporary relevance of
    Marxism and in a context where there was little gain to be
    imagined for the economists making them. Fidel Castro was also at
    the conference and the Cuban government had already firmly
    rejected market socialism.

    full: http://www.monthlyreview.org/0704intro.htm

    Comment by louisproyect — September 17, 2010 @ 4:04 pm

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