cj#933.1> Correction: “The Guardian” is not “_The Guardian”


Richard Moore

Date: Wed, 12 May 1999 06:08:02 -0700 (PDT)
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From: Jay Kinney <•••@••.•••>
Subject: Re: cj#933> The Guardian: The Ominous Shades of 1939


You know, something didn't seem quite right about the rhetoric of that
article supposedly appearing in The Guardian, the British daily paper.
So I decided to double check it. I couldn't find the article anywhere
at the Guardian site (http://www.guardian.co.uk) and decided to do a
search for "Rob Gowland". That led me to a site for "The Guardian, a
weekly paper published by the Communist Party of Australia!! There the
article appears under the headline "Imperialism Looking After Imperialism."
(see: http://www.peg.apc.org/~guardian/guardian/guardian.htm)
Someone took that article, switched it to a more mainstream sounding
headline and led you to think it had appeared in the British mainstream
daily. Just thought you'd like to know.



Dear Jay,

Many thanks for the correction.  If I had known, I probably would have
published something else... the main interest to me was finding such a
perspective in what seemed to be a mainstream source.  In hindsight, I
believe my wishful thinking was clouding my judgement - perhaps something
like that would appear in Le Monde, but not likely _The Guardian.  I'm glad
your judgement was clearer and that you dug up the facts.

I can now understand why Rob is stuck with his out-of-date perspective -
Marxist thinkers adjust their ideological course - in the face of unforseen
developments - with the same agility as the Titanic.

Nonetheless, the article was a well-written one, with good thinking behind
it, and there's no reason for us to dismiss it because of where it came

your buddy,