[Marxism] The ISO, "State capitalist theory", and dialectics

Carrol Cox cbcox at ilstu.edu
Tue Nov 2 19:15:03 MST 2004



Nick Fredman wrote:
> 
> > A socialist party has to have a political program, with a general
> line of march and some steps to get there. 

On what basis do you assume that there can or should be _A_ socialist
party?

Why not various socialist organizations (leagues, unions, etc) working
together on a "general line of march." (M&E in the Communist Manifesto
did not seem to think that there needed to be _A_ Communist Party.)
Parties of any substance are in any case a unity of conflicting factions
and tendencies. Why does the overall unity have to be represented by a
single party?

Carrol





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