Yesterday, in addition to this incomprehensible confusion about Marx, I also received yet another note from Mike Hardesty. You might recall that he declared me “Totally Ignorant Of The History Of The Middle East,” recommended some books from various hard leftists, and then told me that I would “have to pardon the tone” of his email but that he found me to be “a nasty, loudmouthed asshole.” So here’s the latest:
Date: Fri, 24 Feb 2006 10:42:18 -0800 (PST)
From: Michael Hardesty
To: [email protected]
Just came across your response to my email of a month ago.
One does not have to like or respect the recipient of their email.
I am exercising the old American custom of setting the record straight.
I doubt you’ve ever read Robert Fisk and an intelligent person would not confuse criticism of US State policies with “hating America,” as if Bush and the shabby neocon liars represented all of America !!! Talk about epistemological collectivism !
[Various smears of Ayn Rand removed, since I do not wish to give them a forum.]
It’s not quite as bad as the first, but I really have no idea why he continues to write me. I’m clearly not listening, merely making fun.