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As I stated in my article on young Marxist intellectuals and the Democratic Party, the level of sophistication is far in advance of anything I used to hear from the “lesser evil” arguments of the Communist Party. While I referred to the academic contributors to Jacobin as exemplifying this trend, others outside the academy have shown the same kind of erudition, even as it shared the same casuistry.

In a Marxmail discussion touched off by Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s victory over Joe Crowley, I made the point that socialists have no business supporting bourgeois parties and that this practice dates back to the Popular Front. When an Australian Socialist Alliance member and A O-C supporter asked why it would be acceptable to vote for a Labour Party candidate in Australia that has positions worse than the Democrats on some questions, I replied that the “The key difference between a reformist Labor Party and the Democratic Party is based on class.”

full: https://louisproyect.org/2018/08/07/the-excuses-some-marxists-make-for-voting-democratic-part-two/
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