What's a Duhring?

Bato001 at aol.com Bato001 at aol.com
Thu Feb 2 10:18:53 PST 2006

In a message dated 02/02/2006 1:01:02 PM Eastern Standard Time, 
dragaera-request at dragaera.info writes:

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Date: Wed, 1 Feb 2006 11:55:31 -0700
From: "Jeff G." <Log0n5150 at hotmail.com>
Subject: Re: What's a Duhring?
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----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Howard Brazee" <howard at brazee.net>
Cc: <dragaera at dragaera.info>
Sent: Wednesday, February 01, 2006 11:43 AM
Subject: Re: What's a Duhring?

> >
> >Jeff
> >-Has given up on most political theories, instead subscribes to the "just
> >leave me alone" style of self government.
> >
> >
> It's nice to read Dumas to make my enjoyment of on-topic books more
> complete.   And while I expect this won't be as applicable as _/*History
> of the Russian Revolution*/_,   I expect there might be some relationship.
> The trick to enjoying politics is to control how personal it gets.   The
> more of an intellectual pastime it is, the easier this is.
> ____
>I think I have that one as well. My poli sci teacher was a refugee from
>Russia. You are correct about the "trick" of politics, but like religion
>most take it very personally even if they have no understanding of it's
>fundamentals. I just find politics to depressing, the failure of ideals when
>applied in real life does that to me.

>-Has found a copy of Anti Durhing on the web, and is reading it as well.

It may also be worth it to read Adam Smith's 'The Wealth of Nations' to get a 
feel for what Marx is writing against. Or even better yet 'New Ideas From 
Dead Economists' by Feldstein and Buchholz. It is a primer to economic theory and 
is written in plain english. An enjoyable read and you may learn something 

John D. Barbato, OD