File spoon-archives/bhaskar.archive/bhaskar_1999/bhaskar.9907, message 29

Date: Wed, 21 Jul 1999 15:28:46 -0400
Subject: Re: BHA: Misleading Marx translations

Isn't the fetishism of commodities critical in creating this reality and activity and subjectivity of commodities ?  This is how an idea gripping the masses becomes a material force.

Charles Brown

>>> Hans Ehrbar <> 07/21/99 02:29PM >>>

Yes, Charles.  Also, the translators are

not used to thinking that value is real and active.
At numerous places, Marx says things like:
commodities represent their value in such and such
a way. 

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