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GGS is an awful book but marxist theory of historical materialism isn’t any  better//[Marxism] Fwd: Guns, Germs, and Steel – Chapter 3: Collision at Cajamarca : badhistory

July 15th, 2017 · No Comments

I have spent two decades critiquing Guns, Germs and Steel but the critique from the left, which is appropriate, forgets that marxism never gets a critique and its theory is a set of core fallacies that are crippling the left. GGS will soon be forgotten but marxist confusion is a persistent set of confusions that are out of date, have a global cult following, and preempt the passage to postcapitalism.
I recommend a look at World History and the Eonic Effect, however bizarre at first, whose analysis will force you into the ‘dialectic’ of teleology, the limits of darwinism, the demand to find the meaning of evolution, the need for an ethical context, the need to get beyond causal theories and recover free agents, and in general warn you of limits of conventional history, and both the failure of theory and the failure to produce a theory, the need for ‘big history’ and the failure of big history, etc… Jared Diamond produced a horrible book, but the canons of Big History, marxism historical materialism, and the book rackets of tenured profs in history, along with too much conventional history are almost as bad. The field of history, left and right, is a depressing field of ideology, low vision, and ideology.
We can never achieve socialism with the deadbeat marxism canon.

Source: [Marxism] Fwd: Guns, Germs, and Steel – Chapter 3: Collision at Cajamarca : badhistory

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