[Marxism] RE: The Stalinists and the United Front By James Cannon and its relevance.

Bonnie Weinstein giobon at sbcglobal.net
Mon Jan 23 12:19:21 MST 2006


On 1/23/06 10:53 AM, "Louis Proyect" <lnp3 at panix.com> wrote:

> Bonnie wrote:
>> I re-published the Cannon piece to show there
>> was not blind obedience to Trotsky. Louis intimated that in
>> reference to these comrades I, "...almost referred
>> to them in a hushed voice as if they sprung from Zeus's
>> forehead. This fetishism over great leaders is not
>> something I could ever stomach again."
>> 
>> What these two posts show is that the founding
>> comrades of the SWP, including Trotsky, were forthright
>> thinkers on their own and, most of all, unwavering
>> on the class question even though they disagreed
>> upon tactical questions.
> 
> But this was something I said on the swp list on yahoo that I set up
> purposely set up to shunt discussions about the SWP away from Marxmail. It
> is not a good idea to crosspost in this fashion, especially when the
> context is missing.

I certainly think it has relevance beyond the SWP and it's history.

Comradely,

Bonnie





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