[Marxism] Re: Re: GreenLeft review of Woods' Venezuela book

Louis Proyect lnp3 at panix.com
Mon Aug 22 10:08:06 MDT 2005


>Walter, there is at least one error on that page - the Taaffe group is
>the Socialist
>Party of England & Wales <http://www.socialistparty.org.uk> (part of the
>Committee for a Workers' International) - not the Socialist Labour Party.
>The SLP is Arthur Scargill's party<http://www.socialist-labour-party.org.uk>.
>The links to the publications on www.slp.at <http://www.slp.at> are on the
>Austrian section of the CWI's website, the Sozialistische LinksPartei
>(translation: Socialist Left Party - I think?). Also there is a Socialist
>Party of Great Britain <http://www.worldsocialism.org/spgb/> who are allied
>to the anti-Leninist World Socialist Movement.
>
>Regards,
>Kev

One other thing worth mentioning, the Tony Cliff theory of the USSR is not 
"bureaucratic collectivism" but "state capitalism", although they both 
amount to "third way" approaches.

For a defense of "bureaucratic collectivism", you can read an article by 
Barry Finger in "New Politics" that contains a swipe at Tony Cliff:

http://www.wpunj.edu/icip/newpol/issue23/finger23.htm

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