[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.

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:




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