Re: [OPE] Just published in SOCIALISM AND DEMOCRACY: 'Marxism, Conspiracy, and 9-11'

From: D. Göçmen <>
Date: Mon Aug 02 2010 - 04:29:17 EDT

Congratulations, Paul (and David). I enjoyed listening to you in Turkey and recommend everone to read the paper.
It helps to understand endless irrationality of capitalist reality and radically decidedness of of bourgeois politics to do everything to save this irrational reality.



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Thema: [OPE] Just published in SOCIALISM AND DEMOCRACY: 'Marxism, Conspiracy, and 9-11'

  I am pleased to report that the article entitled 'Marxism, Conspiracy,and 9-11', authored by David MacGregor (KingsUniversity College, University of Western Ontario) and myself has justbeen published in SOCIALISM AND DEMOCRACY, vol. 24,no. 2, July 2010, pp. 139-163. The unpublished abstract reads:

     "While left commentators typicallyagree on the conveniencefor the U.S. ruling class of the outcomes of 9-11, such as theoccupation ofAfghanistan and Iraq and the demonization of the wider Muslim world,many areunwilling to question whether the attacks actually conformed toofficiallyvalidated accounts. After recalling a prescient comment by Adam Smiththat capitalist interests habitually engage in secret combinations,this articlediscusses Karl Marx’s account of the hidden machinations behind therise ofLouis Bonaparte - an understanding now widely accepted but not at thetime - asthe single most important presentation of Marx’s view of the politicaldimension. We then turn to the work ofPeter Dale Scott regarding the JFK assassination and his resultingpresentationof ‘deep politics’. The article thusbecomes prepared to review evidence about 9-11, evidence that has castsignificant doubt toward the official version. The authors give particular attention to the collapses of threeWTCbuildings, the numerous war games that were scheduled for the same day,and theevidence regarding the identities of the alleged hijackers. Theauthorsalso note how Marxist theory contends that the state operates in theinterestof the dominant economic class, yet has failed in including anarticulatedconceptual distinction between acts of the state that are public andopento direct investigation, and those that are concealed, secret, andindeedconspiratorial."

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