Saturday, July 26, 2008


Regrettably, I've never been a big reader of Richard Rorty. So I've only recently found his "autobiographical" essay, TROTSKY AND THE WILD ORCHIDS. A marvelously fun time! An intriguing read for the conflicted, the curious, and those who need to read more Rorty, like me. And while I object to his categorization of Latin American Marxism as a failure largely owing to a lack of pragmatism (embodied in the USA-made, John Dewey), the autobio is worth its errors. Especially if you like to study orchids and feel that in doing so, your deep betrayal can be sensed by the International Workers of the World.

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