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On 10/14/16 8:55 AM, Mike Sola wrote:
On 10/14/2016 8:29 AM, Louis Proyect via Marxism wrote:
What is this? The last of the DeLeonists?
Isn't he saying the opposite of De Leon?

I said DeLeonist, not De Leon.

Frankly, I have no idea whether there was a DeLeonist sect in Ireland but this distinction between reforms and "communism" comes straight out of the Socialist Labor Party, an American group based on De Leon's writings who despite positing the reform versus revolution dichotomy was still a formidable thinker.

His followers turned the reform versus revolution into a virtual religion standing on the sidelines throughout the 20th century casting aspersions on the CIO struggles of the 1930s, the Vietnam antiwar movement, etc. All of these "reforms" like creating industrial unions and ending the war on the Vietnamese were distractions from the main task: socialism.

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