[Marxism] Proletarian positions

Philip Ferguson philipferguson8 at gmail.com
Thu Apr 4 04:27:48 MDT 2013

Louis wrote: "Burnham became the paradigm of the whole opposition, despite
the fact that Shachtman and Abern's family backgrounds were identical to

Of course, a few years after the war a big chunk of the 'proletarian'
section of the party, which had backed Cannon in 1939-40, went bad: the
Clarke-Cochrane tendency.  Then Cannon had to discover how a layer of
workers had been bourgeoisified and corrupted by the postwar boom!

Can't trust the petty-bourgeoisie, can't trust the workinmg class either,
apparently.  Only the Trotskyist party leadership is always right and never


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