Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Adolph Reed: "Why Labor's Soldiering for the Dems is a Losing Battle"

Read it here.

1 comment:

Will Shetterly said...

Maybe we'll pick up on this at some other time, but here's a bit from Reed's article that applies to the neoliberal antiracism discussion:

The greater likelihood, and in my view the great danger, is that we will find ourselves left with no critical politics other than a desiccated identitarian leftism capable only of counting, parsing, hand-wringing, administering, and making up “Just So” stories about dispossession and exploitation recast in the arid language of disparity and diversity. This is a politics that emanates, by the way, from the professional-managerial class that remains generally insulated from the ravages of the ongoing economic crisis,11 the endless wars, and the other costs of predatory neoliberalism.

He cites Walter Benn Michaels on page 14.