[Marxism] Marxism Digest, Vol 56, Issue 69

Louis Proyect lnp3 at panix.com
Mon Jun 23 12:59:41 MDT 2008

Sky Keyes-Vogt wrote:
> Wow, reading the account of Ali Yeravani's abuses makes my blood boil.  This
> Yeravani fellow seems not to be so imposing so why didnt anyone stand up to
> him when he was intimidating and assaulting people?  Was it out of fear of
> his physical prowess or out of political devotion?

Apparently, according to Walter, this character spent some time in the 
American SWP. That's where you learn to lord over people. Violence is 
never what gets people to kowtow to the party head. Rather it is a 
belief that by subordinating yourself to the party, you are insuring the 
glorious socialist victory of the future. In this respect, there is 
almost no difference between the Trotskyists and the Stalinists they 

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