[Marxism] Pham Binh responds to PSL attack

Louis Proyect lnp3 at panix.com
Mon Apr 8 12:37:13 MDT 2013

Socialists and War: Two Opposing Trends published by Party for Socialism 
and Liberation (PSL) is as thin politically as it page-wise. Clocking in 
at 46 pages, most of the book consists of freely available published 
material: a reprint from PSL’s newspaper, a Dissident Voice interview 
with Brian Becker who is the national director of PSL’s front group 
ANSWER Coalition, and a historical document, the Basel Manifesto. The 
only original work is Becker’s essay, “Socialists and War: Two Opposing 
Trends,” which claims that socialist debates over imperialist 
intervention into the Arab Spring are the modern analog to the split 
within the socialist movement over World War One with myself as 
Plekhanov and PSL as – who else? – the Bolsheviks. (Whether Becker gets 
to play Lenin and Mazda Majidi Trotsky or vice versa in their 1914-1917 
reenactment is unclear.)

The book is a reminder that seven dollars doesn’t buy much of anything 
these days.

full: http://www.thenorthstar.info/?p=8293

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