[Marxism] Awesome Proletarian Positions
rfidler_8 at sympatico.ca
Fri Apr 5 16:50:53 MDT 2013
Actually, iit makes perfect sense to anyone who has read the documents in
the debate between Trotsky and Burnham-Schachtman. Creegan tells it
correctly. You don't, Louis.
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] On Behalf Of Louis Proyect
Sent: April-05-13 5:57 PM
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Subject: Re: [Marxism] Awesome Proletarian Positions
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On 4/5/13 2:13 PM, turbulo at aol.com wrote:
> Nor were the real reasons for the minority's dissent difficult to
> fathom. What probably freaked them out more than anything else was the
> Stalin-Hitler pact that had been signed shortly before the fight broke
> out. But was this a sufficient basis for questioning the party's
> theoretical appraisal of the USSR?. And were they not reacting more as
Jews and petty bourgeois Democarats than as Marxists? They were, at any
rate, encouraged by Cannon and Trotsky to stay in the party as long as
possible. The decision to split was theirs.
> Jim Creegan
Is this you?
Jim Creegan was chairman of the Penn State chapter of Students for a
Democratic Society (SDS) in the 1960s, lectured in philosophy in the 70s,
belonged to the Spartacist League in the 80s, was a leading member of the
International Bolshevik Tendency and a union shop steward during the late
80s and 90s. He lives in New York City, now unaffiliated but unresigned.
If so, your post makes perfect sense.
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