[Marxism] re: ISO and Cuba
minnows at connexus.net.au
Fri Jun 18 00:14:08 MDT 2004
stan smith wrote:
> Those on this list who defend the ISO position say they don't want to
get into some long debate on the subject. In other words, they admit
their views are intellectually and politically indefensible, and so want
to hush up the subject.
Are you sure they are not merely avoiding the ire of the list moderator,
who thinks very lowly of "dry scholastic" debates about the correctness
or otherwise of socialist leaders and debates long gone like Trotsky v.
Stalin, Shachtman/Cliff etc v. Trotsky and so on? That's why I only
posted a link to an off-list article on the state capitalism question.
I'm all for debating the most constructive form of solidarity with Cuba
today (and for the record I consider the Cuban CP first-class
revolutionary leaders). But the ISO's historical "state-capitalist"
theory is probably best debated in another forum (less prone to flame
wars, which your comments above seem likely to open up).
Of course, it's the moderator's call, not mine.
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