Cannon joke

Walter Lippmann walterlx at
Wed Sep 4 17:45:42 MDT 2002

The joke Nigel told was cynical and
I heard a better joke directly from
Cannon's lips, one I still appreciate.
(Exact quote not quaranteed.)

Trotsky had Cannon go to England
to try to cobble together a united
delegation to the founding congress
of the FI in 1938. He found all the
British groups affected by the same

He told Trotsky: "There's is really
a CONSERVATIVE sectarianism."

Trotksy replied:, "Well, I don't
don't think we've ever actually seen
a REVOLUTIONARY sectarian."


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