The Permanent Revolution debate is a useless, phony debate

Walter Lippmann walterlx at
Tue Jul 8 20:31:41 MDT 2003

I've often said that, for sectarians, reality
is only ONE of the factors which must be
taken into consideration, and NOT the
most important of them.


I did not understand it when I encountered it
in the SWP, but it is part of the sociology of
such groups that these theoretical and ideo-
logical niceties represent secondary or even
tertiary considerations.  The SWP never felt
the need for more than an appearance
(to itself only) of consistency, which it saw
as the earmark of a scientific understanding.

Mark Lause

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