[Marxism] David Noble: Live Like Him!

Jay Moore pieinsky at igc.org
Fri Dec 31 10:48:36 MST 2010

Yes, what a terrible shame.  There are too few people like him in 
academia.  Most academics, I've found, while they may talk some liberal 
talk or "discourse" about the social responsibility of intellectuals.  
Really of the problem rather than part of the solution.  Cogs in what 
Althusser called the "Ideological State Apparatus," which they certainly 
don't want to dismantle.  Among other things, Noble wrote an insightful 
little book published by Monthly Review Press on the "Digital Diploma 
Mills" i.e., online education, which I think about as I'm toiling away 
in those lonely trenches myself.


On 12/31/2010 10:16 AM, Brian Tokar wrote:
> I knew David quite well.  He was brilliant and uncompromising.  He taught at MIT when I was a student there, and helped us all understand the roots of the institution in service to explicit corporate agendas, going back to the late 19th century. I'm told there will be some kind of VT memorial, as he had a summer place in Barnet, near St. Johnsbury. He'll be sorely missed.
> Brian.

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