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Me Over at Sociological Images!

July 12, 2009

Sociological Images—which is a great blog, by the way—just reposted “On Comparing America with the Rest of the World.” Go on over and check them out—they have much better stuff there than the claptrap I write! Like this, this, or this.

3 Comments leave one →
  1. July 12, 2009 7:49 pm

    Thanks for posting this link. GREAT stuff on that blog!


  2. John permalink
    July 13, 2009 3:40 pm

    There’s some good conversation in the comments to your post, and some head-slapping stupidity (like the commenter claiming that you have an “anti-American agenda”). It’s a great example of the blind men and the elephant, with each one only grasping a small part of a larger whole. The people who don’t see how the disparate elements of your post–violence, slavery, the titanic, flip-flops, huh?–are connected are basically saying, “what does the tusk have to do with the tail?” Marx in “Capital,” if I can strain this analogy a little further, undertook the massive task of describing the entire elephant, and that is the only way to understand the way that national economies are linked in a global system of capital.

  3. missivesfrommarx permalink*
    July 13, 2009 4:13 pm

    John, thanks for the kind comments. I’m glad someone appreciated the post! The response seemed almost universally negative over there!

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