Re: Helping your self

From: David Daniel Preiss Contreras (
Date: Mon May 02 2005 - 09:15:04 PDT

And, I forgot to add, how we sustain the intellectuals that are at its base.

David Daniel Preiss Contreras writes:

> It is indeed a complicated matter.
> It reminds me of Gabriel Garcia Marquez, the Literary Nobel Prize and a
> notorious communist, fighting book piracy in Colombia to protect his
> property rights. It reminds me of the quest I also sent about reducing the
> costs of MCA journal so people in the third world can access them.
> That said, I totally empathize with Mike's feelings. And I also can
> understand the Presses perspective, which are commonly working on pretty
> adjusted budgets. We need the presses as they very much need intellectuals
> that nurture them. The thing is how can we enlarge accesibility without
> making the Presses dissappear.
> David
> Wolff-Michael Roth writes:
>> This is an interesting issue, of course, as it would seem that the spirit
>> of is to make important works (part of them) widely
>> available. It is in the spirit of open access, which has always
>> characterized Marxism. The contradiction is, of course, that somehow one
>> has to have procedures in place that make the collective cover the cost
>> of such ventures rather than the individual. There should of course be
>> an agreement with the author/translator/editor for doing so.
>> Personally, I have appreciated being able to access a number of books and
>> texts on
>> Cheers,
>> Michael
>> On 2-May-05, at 8:38 AM, Mike Cole wrote:
>>> Nate and Andy--
>>> This morning I was reminded of a request I had made to Nate some time
>>> back
>>> and note received a reply.
>>> At present, Karl Levitin and I, at several thousand dollars of personal
>>> expense, are
>>> re-publishing the Luria autobiography with added material including a
>>> DVD set of
>>> interviews. Without any request, you folks are publishing this book on
>>> I asked that the unauthorized reproduction end in the hopes that we
>>> might recover our
>>> costs. Profits are spent promoting the ideas of the cultural-historical
>>> school.
>>> I assume you have a well worked out rationale for your right to copy and
>>> print the products
>>> of other people's labor. Seems like a fine topic for discussion here on
>>> xmca.
>>> mike
>>> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
>>> From: who-is-at>
>>> Date: May 2, 2005 2:28 AM
>>> Subject: luria
>>> To:,
>>> Dear mr.Cole/andy(this e-mail has been sent to both the author and the
>>> sitemaster).
>>> I`m a first year student at the university of Tromsų in Norway, writing
>>> a
>>> biography of Alexander R. Luria. In my search for sources I found some
>>> of
>>> your writings about him. They were really helpfull, and I understand
>>> that
>>> your relationship to him must be quite rear.
>>> Just one thing:
>>> On the website:
>>> I`d
>>> find yor article, Biography: A brief overview of Luria`s life and work.
>>> I
>>> took this in use, but couldn`t find the date of publish, which I need
>>> for
>>> my references, according to APA-style.
>>> Could you please help me out on that one?
>>> Yours sincerly
>>> Frtihjof Eide Fjeldstad
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