[Marxism] Paul Le Blanc on the SWP crisis
lnp3 at panix.com
Fri Feb 1 08:44:17 MST 2013
On 2/1/13 2:52 AM, james pitman wrote:
You know, I am 68 years old, with cataracts in both eyes (and a macular
pucker in the left that makes it fairly useless for reading), with no
editors to help out (the last one I had--Gilles d'Aymery--was pretty
damned sharp) but I doubt that on my worst days I could come up with
something as sloppy as this. (I will deal with the substance later in
Paul's article goes from footnote 3 to footnote 6. When you go to the
notes section, you will find this for the non-existent footnote 4:
>>In fact, a day later Proyect moved closer to such formulations in an
additional reply to Callinicos entitled “Is Zinovievism Finished?” The
Unrepentant Marxist, January 29, 2013, in which he concludes. “The time
for Leninism to be tried is now long overdue.”<<
But there was no article on my blog titled “Is Zinovievism Finished?”.
Paul must be referring to “Zinovievism is finished”, a reply to
Callinicos from a group of SWP’ers including Richard Seymour, China
Mieville and Neil Davidson. I understand from one of the contributors
that the main author is Jamie Allison, a comrade I am not familiar with.
Perhaps Paul got that article confused with me since I coined the term
“Zinovievism” about 10 years ago or so. I am deeply flattered that the
SWP comrades would use it but I had nothing to do with that article.
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