A strange phenomenon best illustrated by a series of USENET posts archived at the Critiques of Libertarianism site. One poster quoted Marx, who was in turn quoting Adam Smith -- unbeknownst to the rest of the audience. A Smith devotee proceeded to attack what he thought was a Marxian critique of invisible hand. The original poster revealed his trickery, and good fun was had by all (except for the one who made a fool out of himself.)

Also illustrated by the relentless attacks made upon Murray Bookchin by the Bey/Zerzan crowd, for he acknowledged the cogency of much of the contribution of Marx. Bookchin, a Marxist? What!? In a pig's eye he is! Sooner George Will a Marxist than Bookchin.

Folks, if you're not familiar with anything beyond The Communist Manifesto, it's intellectually dishonest to pretend otherwise. I'm certainly not a Marxist, but I'm not a knee-jerk anti-Marxist, either.

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