[Milton-L] good guys / bad guys

Beth Quitslund quitslun at ohio.edu
Sun Nov 18 22:37:45 EST 2007


Quoting jfleming at sfu.ca:

> If ever there was a post calculated to send an academic list-serv
> flamingly
> off-track, it is, surely, the below.
> 
> Perhaps one might suggest, usefully and more-or-less relevantly, that
> the
> "wars of truth" in which we are engaged as citizens cannot or should
> not be
> insulated from our inquiries as academics. Political foolishness or
> shallowness or ignorance or erroneousness entails its intellectual
> corollary. Doesn't it?
> 
> Then one might ask: where might Milton put Marx, and Marxists, on his
> good
> guys/bad guys list? 
> 
> JD Fleming
> 
> On Sun, 18 Nov 2007 15:22:09 -0600 milton-l at lists.richmond.edu
> wrote:
> > 
> > 
> > Michael Bauman wrote:
> > > 
> > > Why "all the better"?
> > 
> > Why not? While there were few if any "good guys" in the Cold War,
> it's
> > quite clear that the 'bad guys' were the U.S. & its British
> lackey.
> > Remember the overthrow of Mossedegh, the democratically elected
> and
> > secular president of Iran. It can stand for the entire Cold War.
> > 
> > I would not have said this in 1954 when, as an Air Force Staff Sgt
> I was
> > attached to NSA with a top secret clearance, but I reeducated
> myself in
> > the years following the invasion of the Dominican REpublic in 1964.
> 
> > 
> > Carrol
> > 
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