Phil Graham on Fri, 21 Apr 2000 20:56:49 +0200 (CEST)

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Re: [Nettime-bold] Re: <nettime> A16 digest

Yeah ... Looks like Mackenzie has suddenly sorted out what's left and
what's right; the binary politics of reaction that he was recently
eschewing so whole-heartedly. And look: critique with it! Or is that
criticism? Or is it just ad hominem slur? Hard to tell.

But what I find surprising is that he cites the Euro-Fascist right as the
culprits. Other than in a few small pockets, most of which are already
severely marginalised, Europe is run by Third Way politicians;
centre-left parties, social democrats: the kind Mackenzie is so fond of.

As a free-trade advocate, Mackenzie takes a step even further to the
right. Neo-classical free-traders are on the right, aren't they? They
always used to be. Incidentally, unbridled free trade, competition, etc
etc has *always* led to massive wars, from Hannibal onwards, through
Carthage and right up to the Gulf War. Work it out. If you're for
unbridled free trade, you're also for total war, at least that what
history suggests (to put it in the simplistic terms that are currently in

Name that tune: the "New Left" neo-liberal, neo-classical mantra of
economic confusion, commonly mouthed by acolytes, ideologues, and Labor
Party aspirants. 

Phil Graham

At 02:50 AM 21/04/00 -0400, t byfield wrote: (Fri 04/21/00 at 12:12 PM +1000):

The anti-trade left are really just singing the tune of the 
Buchananite and Euro-fascist right on this score.

so whose tune are you 'really' singing then? i know i've
heard it somewhere before.


Phil Graham
Lecturer (Communication)
Graduate School of Management
University of Queensland
617 3381 1083

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