SWP's splits in the '80

Louis N Proyect lnp3 at columbia.edu
Tue Oct 17 06:44:56 MDT 1995


On Tue, 17 Oct 1995, Yurii Colombo wrote:

> >From Italy it-s very difficoult to follow the debate about end of sectarianism.
> Please tell me about the splits in the SWP after the turn at the end of '70.
> Please send me the mail addresses of these groups.

Louis: I will send you this in a few days.

>
> IN France and GB the trotskyists, in a different way, are the only serious
> alternative to socialdemocracy. The socialist program it's not only a
> product of day-by-day action or the support of the needs of the workers. The
> program is also the product of big lessons in the international class
> struggle during 150 years: The Paris Commune, the fall of socialdemocracy,
> The Russian October and his degeneration, the lessons of '89.
>

Louis: What are the big lessons? It depends on which Trotskyist group you
belong to. Lutte Ouvriere has one set of lessons, the Ligue Communiste
has another (is that what they're called nowadays? Krivine's group?)
Trotskysim has been a disaster for this very reason. They understand the
"big lessons" in various ways the way Christian Protestant sects
each have their interpretation of what went wrong since the days of Martin
Luther.


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