[Marxism] I'll stick with the swampS

Louis Proyect lnp3 at panix.com
Thu Aug 5 13:59:57 MDT 2010

David Thorstad wrote:
> Without disagreeing with Louis's apt critique of Trotskyoid 
> sectarianism, in fairness to the article in /La Riposte/, its focus was 
> rather different from the conclusions he drew from it. It correctly 
> pointed to the failure of the NPA in the latest elections to win a vote 
> any bigger than the LCR itself might have won, perhaps due to the NPA's 
> own sectarianism toward other left tendencies in the election and its 
> failure to collaborate with them. 

I didn't want to get into too much of the details of the specific issues 
of French electoral politics but I have seen the NPA bashed on the 
crypto-Stalinist Socialist Unity blog along the same lines as the 
Riposte article. I would say that the NPA is quite correct to turn down 
an invitation to form a coalition with the French CP and SP. We only 
have 75 years of experience seeing what a dead end that is.

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