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  1. Brad
    18th October 2014 01:42
    Brad
    Yeah it does when, for one thing, the elections are for positions in bourgeois institutions, even assuming "universal suffrage" (which for much of the SPC's existence is a problematic assumption in any case!). I'd think an impossibilist would understand that.

    I'm not looking to debate that, though. I'm just curious how reformists wormed their way into an officially "impossibilist" party, but hopefully the book will have some answers.
  2. Brad
    16th October 2014 23:39
    Brad
    Hey. I'm about to borrow a copy of Peter Newell's book on the SPC. I'm hoping it will clear up a few things, such as: Can they really call themselves impossibilists if they ran candidates in bourgeois elections, granted that they apparently did so only for "propaganda purposes"? How was it decided (and by whom) that the SPC would run candidates in bourgeois elections?
  3. Brutus
    31st August 2014 21:05
    Brutus
    Is impossibilism maximalist, with it's rejection of reforms?
  4. Skinz
    29th August 2014 22:26
    Skinz
    Greetings.
  5. Blake's Baby
    18th August 2014 12:53
    Blake's Baby
    Sorry, not sure what you're actually suggesting here.

    What is your dividing line between 'in opposition' and 'flout policy'?

    As I've said, in the case of the ICC there are individuals who are not expected to defend Luxemburg's economic theories because they don't accept them. There are sections which have called for the repudiation of sections of the ICC's body of theory but they haven't been dissolved. Are these 'oppositions', or are they 'flouting policy'?
  6. Blake's Baby
    12th August 2014 13:22
    Blake's Baby
    Thanks, I'll take a look at that.

    I think I disagree with you that the name of the organisation is a 'secodary matter'. If the majority wanted to call it 'The Socialist Party (of Great Britain)' and the minority wanted to call it 'The Flan-Flingers' and Pig-Picklers' International of Trumped-up Codswallop' I think the majority would be quite right to expel the minority, both by closing branches and expelling individuals.

    If one joins a group, one should stick by its rules. Sure, argue that rules should be changed, but accept that sometimes you're going to lose the argument. I think that if it's so important that you refuse to follow agreed policy, you should leave, simple as.
  7. Communisme ou Civilisation
    23rd July 2014 18:29
    Communisme ou Civilisation
    Ok, thanks.
  8. Communisme ou Civilisation
    22nd July 2014 17:33
    Communisme ou Civilisation
    It looks good. Daniel De Leon is a personal hero of mine.
  9. Communisme ou Civilisation
    21st July 2014 11:36
    Communisme ou Civilisation
    So I was looking for some works of Daniel De Leon yesterday, and a book came up called "Revolutionary Socialism in U. S. Congress: Parliamentary Idiocy vs Marxian Socialism". What is it about, and is it any good?
  10. Q
    27th May 2014 19:28
    Q
    Indeed. Quite an improvement

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