[Marxism] Paul Le Blanc on the SWP crisis

Louis Proyect lnp3 at panix.com
Sun Feb 3 16:27:07 MST 2013


On 2/3/13 6:14 PM, Nick Fredman wrote:
  > I don't think Cannon ever featured very highly in public DSP 
discourse, but
> on the other hand an article by Dave Holmes, 'An introduction to James P.
> Cannon' was only posted online in 2010, not long after the DSP effectively
> dissolved. So your head might have to spin a bit more:
>
> http://links.org.au/node/1848


Munckton & Fredman, do you think I was born yesterday?

Jim Percy used to stay at my apartment in NYC. I know more about your 
movement than any other group on the left except the American SWP.

The Percy brothers started the Socialist Workers League as almost a 
carbon copy of Cannon's SWP. Furthermore, nobody would ever refer to 
James P. Cannon in "public discourse". Instead, he was the architect of 
the organizational principles of American Trotskyism and the groups it 
spawned, mostly in the English-speaking world. Good on the Percy 
brothers to tell Barnes to take a hike--can't remember over which issue. 
Vietnam?

Anyhow, here's what I am talking about. I have no idea if you were a 
member at the time.

 From 2003: http://www.columbia.edu/~lnp3/mydocs/organization/JohnPercy.htm





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