Submitted by Spikymike on January 31, 2020

I don't particularly like political terminology that reduces 'capitalism' to 'neo-liberalism' or current right wing-extremism to 'fascism' but this article makes some useful and pertinent points about the way that history about the 'Holocaust' and the related history of race and class in the USA is taught in public education and the capitalist media:
https://www.insurgentnotes.com/2020/01/holocaust-education-and-fascist-grooming/

Spikymike

2 years 3 months ago

In reply to by libcom.org

Maybe this amended link will work better:
http://insurgentnotes.com/2020/01/holocaust-education-and-fascist-grooming/

Black Badger

2 years 3 months ago

In reply to by libcom.org

Any particular reason you put Holocaust in quotes?

Spikymike

2 years 3 months ago

In reply to by libcom.org

BB, These are quotes ''...'' but I sometimes lazily use '...' to just indicate that I've taken the word from another's text, so not significant.

Black Badger

2 years 3 months ago

In reply to by libcom.org

my annoyance is with quotation marks being used to indicate smug disagreement (so-called ironic quotation marks). so as long as capitalism, neo-liberalism, and fascism are used similarly in the text you linked, then i have no issue. it's just that it wasn't clear from your post.

Spikymike

2 years ago

In reply to by libcom.org

Didn't get any other feedback about this article which seemed interesting to me, but I don't have enough knowledge about the USA Education system and related issues to take any more critical view of it so noticed it was heavily criticised on the same site here:
http://insurgentnotes.com/2020/04/insurgent-notes-promotes-the-confusion-of-an-identitarian-marxist-about-antisemitism/
Maybe others apart from Stephen Shenfield might comment.