Adam Rose on vanguards

Louis N Proyect lnp3 at
Wed Oct 25 13:31:35 MDT 1995

On Wed, 25 Oct 1995, Adam Rose wrote:

> The reason we are insistent on State Capitalism is because any other 
> analysis leads away from this orientation on the working class.
> If you believe some class other than the working class can bring
> socialism in Cuba/China/Vietnam/wherever, why not believe the same
> about the US ? This is the essential problem with the
> deformed/distorted/degenerated workers state position.

Adam, you've convinced me. You need to be independent, just like the 
Spartacist League and the Maoist Internationalist Movement. It is 
extremely important that you remain insistent on the whole "State 
Capitalism" question. I would be very disappointed if you tried to 
recruit any fresh bodies without making it crystal-clear to them that 
after 6 months of basic training in the SWP/ISO that they will come out 
with the same ideas as everybody else in the group on the class nature of 
the former Soviet Union.

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