Re Labour aristocracy, instrumentalism, empiricism, etc

Peter Boyle peterb at dsp.org.au
Tue Nov 5 18:43:43 MST 2002


I wrote:

>>Reformism may and does develop in a variety of situations
>but a material base for a persistent, consolidated and
>virulent labour reformism is strongest in the imperialist
>countries. As for the more developed Third World or
>semi-colonial countries I have yet to see one where a stable
>base for parties like the social democratic parties of
>Australia, Britain, and Western Europe, exists. Some
>empirical evidence please Bob! >>

One correction. I meant to write: "virulent labour
*opportunism" is strongest in the imperialist countries".

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