Wednesday, January 02, 2019

Reading at the fitness center

I usually take something along to the fitness center to read while I'm on the cycle. A guy stopped and asked me what I was reading. "An article on Marxism," I said. His eyes widened. Then I explained that Michael Rectenwald is a former communist, NYU professor, who has seen the destructiveness and damage in that system. So I was reading his recent article in New English Review which explains why it's no use trying to convince the communist with arguments, evidence or pathos that the equitable price of a workers' paradise cannot be millions of lives. He thinks that like him, they'll just have to "hear the screams" themselves.

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