We need a new left that can help to mediate religious legacies. The current brand of historical materialists couldn’t manage that. The left needs to be savvy on buddhism, sufism, xtianity,islam, etc…And they have to get it straight, with a deteched neutrality…too much to hope for? Can the left infiltrate Islam/sufism to find out what’s going on?
Let’s set down a new standard: eighthours of Zen meditation for marxists (or observation)…or else mindfulness participation (or observation)