>From: Frederick Pollack <[log in to unmask]>
>Reply-To: Poetryetc provides a venue for a dialogue relating to poetry and
> poetics <[log in to unmask]>
>To: [log in to unmask]
>Subject: Re: Letter to a leftist friend
>Date: Tue, 25 Sep 2001 23:28:16 -0400
>sevanthi ragunathan wrote:
> > Raymond Aron, when he was
> > >becoming disillusioned with the left, would listen to one of his
> > >rant about the bourgeoisie, international capital, the horrible
> > >Americans etc., then suddenly say, "Tell me - what would you like
> > >monsieur le ministre (of whatever) to do at this moment?" And they
> > >had an answer.
> > Uh-huh. <yawn> Frankly, I had that very conversation on Sunday night,
> > I wa speaking to someone who advises both the State Department and the
> > Senate Foreign Relations Committee.
>Which of you spoke which lines?
I asked, he answered, I responded, and on it went, as conversation does. I
erred in saying State Dept, btw, it's National Security Council and the
Senate FR Committee.
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