[Marxism] Impending split in Australian DSP
Ozleft at optusnet.com.au
Sat Jul 8 19:09:44 MDT 2006
The impending split in the DSP. A response to Fred Feldman, Walter
Lippman and Peter Boyle
By Bob Gould
To deal with the lightweight first, Walter Lippman, who tends to drive
many people a bit crazy with incessant indiscriminate emails about Cuba
that confuse the necessary diplomatic arrangements made by the Cuban
government with Marxist revolutionary science, has the gall to accuse me
of being a ghoul for arguing with the new DSP leadership, mainly on
strategic questions in Australia.
In passing he ridicules me as a clapped-out seller of used books. My
used book shop, as he describes it, has the largest range of labour
movement and Marxist and socialist literature in Australia by a country
mile, and has performed a useful political role for about 40 years.
Lippman is a tunnel-visioned obsessive, in my opinion, and his monomania
is constantly displayed on Marxmail and its spin-off the discussion list
on the US SWP, as well as the Green Left list.
As a long-standing supporter of the Cuban revolution, I don't need to
know nearly as much about it as Walter Lippman seems to think is
necessary, and I find teacup reading about, and constant scapegoating
of, the US SWP on international questions problematic, tedious, often
personally abusive and sometimes almost incomprehensible.
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