[Marxism] New Pope hated 60's campus activism

Jim Farmelant farmelantj at juno.com
Sun Apr 24 11:03:51 MDT 2005



On Sun, 24 Apr 2005 12:50:40 -0400 Jim Farmelant <farmelantj at juno.com>
writes:
> 
> 
> On Sun, 24 Apr 2005 09:21:23 -0400 Louis Proyect <lnp3 at panix.com> 
> writes:
> > NY Times, April 24, 2005
> > Turbulence on Campus in 60's Hardened Views of Future Pope
> > By RICHARD BERNSTEIN, DANIEL J. WAKIN
> > and MARK LANDLER
> > 
> > TÜBINGEN, Germany, April 23 - For all Pope Benedict XVI's decades 
> as 
> > a 
> > Vatican insider, it may have been the crucible of a university 
> town 
> > swept 
> > by student radicalism in the late 1960's that definitively shaped 
> > the man 
> > who now leads the Roman Catholic Church.
> > 
> 
> This would appear to make Ratzinger much like the original
> neocons in the US, many of who were liberals or social
> democrats until the late 1960s, when they were facing
> the student movement.  Its also a bit reminiscent of
> the 19th century pope, Pius IX (Pio Nono) who began
> his pontificate in the 1840s as a liberal reformer, but
> then swung sharply to the right, in response to the
> revolutionary unrest of 1848.  Even in his rhetoric 
> denouncing relativism, Marxism, atheism, the
> new Pope comes across
> as a bit reminiscent of Pio Nono with his
> famous (or infamous)  Syllabus of Errors,
> in which he proclaimed among other
> things that, "The Roman Pontiff can,
>  and ought to, reconcile himself, 
> and come to terms with progress, 
> liberalism and modern civilization."

That should read, that Pio Nono was
asserting that it was an error to claim
that:  "The Roman Pontiff can,
and ought to, reconcile himself, 
and come to terms with progress, 
liberalism and modern civilization."


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