[Marxism] Notes on the International Socialism Project | Louis Proyect: The Unrepentant Marxist

Louis Proyect lnp3 at panix.com
Thu Nov 28 15:02:54 MST 2019

Today I had a chance to review the International Socialism Project 
website that was launched primarily by former ISO members associated 
with the old guard: Paul D’Amato, Patrick Gallagher, Sharon Smith, Ahmed 
Shawki, Bridget Broderick, Lance Selfa, and Carole Ramsden. In addition 
to this group, there are two former members of Socialist Action—Adam 
Shils and Carrie Hewitt—that agree with their “socialism from below” 
perspective. While the ISO voted to liquidate itself this year, SA 
instead suffered a split, largely it appears over the “tankie” 
perspective associated with its Grand Poobah Jeff Mackler. At the time 
of the ISO liquidation, I had high hopes that a new network of 
revolutionary socialists might be born under the leadership of people 
like Todd Chretien. I had no idea at the time that Chretien was about to 
become a DSAer and not even a critical one. His breathless paean to 
Bernie Sanders on FB might have even been rejected by Jacobin for going 


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