[Marxism] Fwd: Eric Blanc: The Ballot and the Break (the case of the Mn. Farmer-Labor Party).

Thomas thomasfbarton at earthlink.net
Mon Dec 4 20:02:54 MST 2017


The criticism of the politics of the DSA is on point.

That said, the organization is very much alive and growing beyond expectation.

French Turn?  

T


-----Original Message-----
>From: Louis Proyect via Marxism <marxism at lists.csbs.utah.edu>
>Sent: Dec 4, 2017 9:45 PM
>To: Thomas F Barton <thomasfbarton at earthlink.net>
>Subject: Re: [Marxism] Fwd: Eric Blanc: The Ballot and the Break (the case of the Mn. Farmer-Labor Party).
>

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>On 12/4/17 9:23 PM, DW via Marxism wrote:
>> Eric Blank goes "Dirty Break" on the Democrats using the Minn. Farmer-Labor
>> Party as an example...
>>   Or does he?
>> 
>> The Ballot and the Break
>> By Eric Blanc <https://www.jacobinmag.com/author/eric-blanc>
>> 
>> Minnesota’s Farmer-Labor Party, the most successful labor party in US
>> history, is rich in lessons for challenging the two-party system.
>> 
>>
>Blanc digs into historical minutiae like the slogan for a democratic 
>dictatorship of the proletariat and the peasantry, and now Farmer-Labor 
>candidates running in the DP (and Republican, I believe) primaries 
>without connecting them to the present-day. No wonder Jacobin runs the 
>article because they are steeped in DSA inside-outside crapola. If Blanc 
>was serious about the relevance of this, he'd connect it to the DSA's 
>neo-Fabian politics. 
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