[Marxism] Fwd: Last Statement to Socialist Alternative Leadership | Dirt Road Revolutionary

Louis Proyect lnp3 at panix.com
Mon Oct 17 07:20:52 MDT 2016

The most “successful” US Marxist formations seem to follow a common 
pattern: the establishment of “tight-knit politics” based on the 
affiliation to some particular legacy of Marxism-Leninism, rapid growth 
up to between 750 – 1200 members across the country, different wings 
develop, a political crisis ensues, then the formation either splits or 
collapses. This goes for so-called “Stalinist” formations, Maoist 
formations (whether Mao Zedong Thought or MLM) and Trotskyist 
formations. Every single one of these traditions has managed to produce 
nothing more than an ever dizzying array of micro-sects, each claiming 
the sole true legacy of the “pure” Marxist-Leninist tradition. In 
Socialist Alternative’s terms, this came across with the nauseating term 
“Winning Ideas” being bandied about with little reflection or 


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