Question about the landscape of the Left
aymery at ix.netcom.com
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.
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-
> Encyclopedia.org -- http://www.red-encyclopedia.org/groups.html).
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 "red-encylopedia.org" 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
> Why so many (with so few members)?
I don't think it's that unusual.
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