Josh Lander sends this:
Here’s my open letter to Justin Raimondo, editor of antiwar.com. I’d send it myself, but not having the connexions (we spell it with an “x” where I’m currently situated), I was hoping you might relay it to him at some point.
Dear Mr. Raimondo,
I don't know you, nor you me, but I think we share a common love for Philip Weiss. My name is Josh, Josh Landers, and I am a regular reader of your wonderful site. There’s just one thing I’d like to say.
I’d like to hear from your site more voices from the Left— the old-school anti-nationalist Marxist Left. It's a lot easier to critique Zionism and U.S. imperialism from a Marxian perspective than from a nationalist one, and there are many important contemporary writers who do so (I'm particularly thinking of Slovenian philosopher Slavoj Žižek). As an ideology, libertarian-nationalism is essentially the same as Zionist-nationalism.
I know you’re not too big a fan of Marx, but you should keep in mind that there's a rich tradition of anti-statism within Marxist thought. You’ll remember that many of the early socialists were anarchists as well. There is also much evidence to suggest that Marx himself was in fact anti-statist, despite what Friedrich Hayek had to say about him. Karatani Kōjin points this out it in his book Architecture as Metaphor: “Despite the fact that Hayek attempts to make Marx out to be a statist or an archist, as many Marxists have done, his position is, ironically, very similar to Marx’s.”
I hope a wider range of antiwar voices will be included in the future.
I hope you will forgive my impudence.
Josh Lander, paleoconservative-turned-Hegelian-Marxist, 26.
San Diego, California