Sunday, June 16, 2019

Marta Harnecker, 1937-2019

Marta was an inspiration for many, many of us. I remember an old-time leftist telling me that he was suspicious of “newcomers” who are superrevolutionaries and supercommitted because their energy is so often not sustained. Well Marta dedicated her whole life to a noble cause. I am also impressed that her basic principles and goals did not change, but that the tactics and even strategy she advocated did, thus showing how critical she was of her own thinking. Not all Marxists have that ability to reflect on their own thinking and modify it without compromising what they believe in. Marta’s work was so empirically (all those interviews with activists) and theoretically strong.


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