Saturday, January 26, 2013
HORS DE COMBAT
My apologies for being absent from this site. Looking after Susie with her broken shoulder is more time-consuming than I had anticipated, and in my spare time I have begun writing the remarks I will offer to the Duke group eventually. Who was it who said, "If I had had more time, I would have written a shorter letter"? [The web credits it variously to Hemingway, Cicero, Voltaire, Mark Twain, and Blaise Pascal!] It turns out to be extremely demanding to compress forty years of work into a forty-five minute presentation. Nevertheless, the effort is worthwhile, because I have never before attempted to bring together in a single integrated narrative my literary critical exegeses from Moneybags and "Narrative Time," my mathematical reinterpretation and revision of Marx's economic theories from Understanding Marx and "A Critique and Reinterpretation of Marx's Labor Theory of Value," and the arguments of "The Future of Socialism" and "The Indexing Problem." My only hope is that someone in the audience will find what I have to say suggestive.