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The Shmoo og kapitalismekritik

Shmoo

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Det er meget smukt. Via Sociological Images er jeg blevet undervist om The Shmoo. Al Capps historie fra 1948 blev modtaget med blandede følelser:

“After it came out both the left and the right attacked the Shmoo”, according to publisher Denis Kitchen. “Communists thought he was making fun of socialism and Marxism. The right wing thought he was making fun of capitalism and the American way. Capp caught flak from both sides. For him it was an apolitical morality tale about human nature

Og det synes jeg er smukt. For historien er i mine ører en klokkeklar (her antager jeg, at klokker er klare) kapitalismekritik. Men jeg vil ikke selv fortælle historien. Det vil jeg lade den marxistiske filosof Gerald Cohen om. Han gør det nemlig rigtig skønt:

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Gerald Cohen nåede i øvrigt at skrive en håndfuld bøger, herunder “If You’re an Egalitarian, How Come You’re So Rich?” Det er svært ikke at holde af den mand.

I'm pretty much in love with a data. Or, the knowledge we can extract from it. Or, rather, the better decisions that can be made based on said knowledge.I hold a M.Sc in Sociology a MA in Historical Social Enquiry (Social History + Historical Sociology + Global Development), and work as Information Management Lead at the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies. I guess you can call me a Computational Sociologist of Global Development and Humanitarian Action. No less.That's pretty much it, really.

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