Scott Marshall Scott at
Wed Jun 28 09:18:21 MDT 1995

I think Ron has put the matter clearly and correctly. And I would add that
reacting to the mistakes of the CPSU with a dismissal of the notion of
vanguard is unbalanced and good news indeed for imperialism and state
monopoly capitalism. We are arrayed against a highly centralized and
powerful beast.

>For myself the two concepts, a centralised vanguard party and a
>mass party are merely tow side of the same coin. One must have
>both. It is a question of balance.
>However the same balance must be applied to the various
>organisations of the people. There must be a government but there
>must be independent organisations which criticise and control that

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