[Marxism] Marxism Digest, Vol 81, Issue 7

Louis Proyect lnp3 at panix.com
Sat Jul 3 15:09:17 MDT 2010


Peggy Dobbins wrote:
> 
> What does it matter what Dellinger, a great leader of the
>> anti-war movement who along with Fred Halstead played a critical role in
>> organizing the big rallies (and whose grandson Seth, ironically, is
>> currently a leader of the SWP) THOUGHT?  What did Father Gapon think?
> 
> HISTORY MATTERS.  That leaders were more cautious than the masses they led
> in the US anti war movement of the 60s adds data to the generalizable
> premise that leaders of mass movements tend to be more cautious than the
> masses they lead.
> 
> 
> ps: when I hit reply.  then try to delete, my computer jumps back to the
> list of incoming emails.  looks like I need to cut and paste into a new
> email to marxism at lists..?

Peggy, now I understand your earlier email. Clipping is a bit more 
complicated when you are a digest subscriber. Instead of replying to a 
single message, you are in effect replying to maybe a dozen or so and 
need to clip a *lot* more. This is the main drawback to being on the digest.




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