I confess to opportunism

Louis N Proyect lnp3 at columbia.edu
Wed Jun 12 15:09:53 MDT 1996

On Wed, 12 Jun 1996, Karl Carlile wrote:

> "Marxist" opportunism entails adapting to whatever character the class
> struggle possesses at any given point in time. This means that marxism
> would be expected to opportunistically trim its programme to conform to
> the character of any specific struggle. "Marxist" is not concerned with
> promoting the development of the struggle  thereby  transforming it into
> a revolutionary struggle against capita lism. "Marxist" opportunism

Louis: Karl, I think you've talked me into it. You are a genuine Marxist
while I am a mere left opportunist. This should put and end to our great
debate and allow us to move on to more productive matters.

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