[Marxism] What Norman Thomas told Upton Sinclair

Gary MacLennan gary.maclennan1 at gmail.com
Tue Feb 9 18:51:14 MST 2016

very powerful rhetoric really.



On Wed, Feb 10, 2016 at 9:10 AM, Louis Proyect via Marxism <
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> (From Greg Mitchell's "Campaign of the Century")
> Words are symbols. You alone, or you with the help of a certain number of
> California voters, cannot make the word Democratic a symbol for Socialism.
> That word with its capital D is a symbol for the party which bitterly
> discriminates not only against Negroes but white workers in the South, for
> the party of Tammany Hall in New York, and Hague in New Jersey. There are
> not words enough in the dictionary for you to explain to the great masses
> of common folk who have looked to your books for leadership the different
> sense in which you are Democrat. Still less will you be able to explain
> your defection to the multitudes in Europe who have hailed you as prophet
> and spokesman of their hopes.
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