[Marxism] Race, class and the DSA | Louis Proyect: The Unrepentant Marxist

Louis Proyect lnp3 at panix.com
Wed Dec 26 16:50:20 MST 2018

On December 20th, Miguel Salazar wrote an article for New Republic 
titled “Do America’s Socialists Have a Race Problem?” that was clearly 
intended to scandalize the DSA. While the magazine is by no means as 
disgusting as it was under Martin Peretz’s neoconservative editorial 
control, it certainly reflects the dominant position of the 
Clinton/Biden/Pelosi wing of the Democratic Party. If you want to get a 
handle on Salazar’s politics, you should read the Nation interview he 
did with Jon Lee Anderson, the author of a hostile biography of Che 
Guevara. Check out this question: “Recently, in the US, there has been a 
push for a more revisionist approach in looking back at historical 
figures such as Robert E. Lee or Andrew Jackson. In an interview with 
BBC Mundo, you say that we can’t compare figures from the past using the 
morals of today. Where do we draw the line on figures like Che?” Imagine 
that. Making an amalgam between the slavocracy and a physician who gave 
up a promising career to risk his life fighting for the liberation of 
Cuba’s campesinos.

full: https://louisproyect.org/2018/12/26/race-class-and-the-dsa/

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