Question about the landscape of the Left

Gilles d'Aymery aymery at
Tue Dec 3 11:39:01 MST 2002

My sincere thanks to Lou for having taken the time to answer my
questions and for the clarity of his explanation.  I now need to digest
the content and will follow-up. Thank you, Lou.

Gilles d'Aymery

Lou Paulsen wrote:

> Hi all,
> As I mentioned in my initial post to the list, "Re: Swans", I am very
> much a layman (aka, ignorant) in relation to the "Left" in the USA.
> From the thread about the "Far Left" (about 2/3 weeks ago), I
> discovered that there presently are about 27 groups or parties in the
> US that represent the "Left" (cf. "American Red Groups," Red-
> --

That's not a complete list.  I can think of several that aren't on their
page, including the Afrikan People's Socialist Party, the All-African
People's Revolutionary Party, and this other little group that has a guy
in Chicago who is always condemning us for being sell-outs.  The
evaluation of these groups by "" is not unbiased.  I
am particularly inclined to object to their putting my own party to the
right of center, and giving News and Letters the farthest left spot on
their graph.

> Why so many (with so few members)?

I don't think it's that unusual.


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