[Marxism] Paul D'Amato (US ISO) responds to Pham Binh on Tony Cliff's Lenin (phew!)
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Mon Feb 6 15:56:30 MST 2012
On 2/6/12 3:56 PM, Dan Russell wrote:
> I've always found it funny for Louis to denounce the ISO as 'Zinovievist'
> without offering any concrete examples of why our organizational methods
> are problematic other than projections of his experience in the SWP which
> are unlike anything I've experienced.
I am quite sure that the ISO's organizational model serves its political
goals quite adequately but I have been trying to explain for the past 20
years or so that a true vanguard party is not only necessary but has to
follow a completely different model. I think that the ISO does very good
work, as does the British SWP and as the American SWP did in the 60s and
70s. There is a place for such groups. They popularize the idea of
socialism among students and the working class. They can also be counted
on to build mass actions around worthy goals, such as opposing
But something else is needed in order to confront and supersede the
American capitalist system, the threat to the planet's future.
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