[Marxism] Paul Le Blanc on the SWP crisis

Louis Proyect lnp3 at panix.com
Fri Feb 1 16:33:11 MST 2013


On 2/1/13 6:20 PM, Omar Hassan wrote:

> I'm gonna throw into this mix an article made by Corey Oakley of Socialist
> Alternative in the most recent Marxist Left Review, which makes a positive
> case for a revolutionary socialist organisation of a new (old?) type - an
> agreement and articulation of clear Marxist principles without the various
> Trotskyist shibboleths (which fits with Le Blanc's call for a party based
> on the Communist Manifesto), an organisation with plenty of room for
> disagreement about tactics and strategy within that, an organisation that
> holds democracy up as an absolute central component of its functioning, an
> organisation that can look reality in the face and act accordingly.

I only skimmed this long article but plan to respond to it in a couple 
of days. It seems to be close in spirit to what Le Blanc has said, which 
of course is an advance over Mick Armstrong's "From Little Acorns" 
article that I critiqued a few years ago. It would seem that the ISO and 
SAlt are moving away from the old-school "Leninism" of those days. We 
shall see.





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