[Marxism] ClassConsciousness vs Americanism / White Male( Worker)'s world view

Sayan Bhattacharyya ok.president+marxmail at gmail.com
Mon Nov 13 07:01:01 MST 2006

On 11/5/06, Joaquin Bustelo <jbustelo at bellsouth.net> wrote:
> The result of refusing to recognize *what is* will mean more of the same
> for
> the American socialist movement. Apart from the ISO, pretty much the rest
> of
> the socialist organizations are facing their expiration dates. They are
> being held together by radicals from the 1960's and early 70's, who
> increasingly are not in a position to continue shouldering the central
> responsibility for the groups.

This seems to be  a serious problem, and not often discussed.

I'm interested in knowing from those based in Europe whether this problem
exists in Europe as well, or if socialist organisations in Europe have
succeeded better in creating a second tier of leadership.

(In both places, I'd imagine, there was an upsurge  in the 60s and 70s,
followed by a lull, which can create a vacuum where the second tier should

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