Democratic Centralism

Mohammad J Alam alam.m at neu.edu
Wed Jul 3 13:47:02 MDT 2002


"The truest thing ever said about democratic centralism was The closer you
are to the Centre (leadership) the more democratic it is."


Though I find this too general a denunciation, this 'variant' of democratic
centralism certainly exists in some Trotskyist parties...I will never
forget the time when the head of the American NC of the CMI
[www.marxist.com] lectured me:

"We practice democratic centralism; I am the center."


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