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It is indeed a slander to link the current DSA with Max Shachtman.

The main predecessor organization to DSA, the Democratic Socialist Organizing 
Committee (DSOC) arose from  a  personal and organizational split of Michael 
Harrington with Shachtman, who died in late 1972 or early 1973.  Harrington 
announced his split with Shachtman in an article in the Nation in which he 
criticized, among other things, Shachtman's support of Richard Nixon in the 
1972 Presidential election. 

Shachtman died in late 1972 or early 1973 but his co-thinkers went on to found 
the Social Democrats USA. At no time was he linked to the DSOC, let alone DSA.

On the other hand, the legacy of Irving Howe - who is mentioned in the post 
that started this thread - is a real one, at least before the influx of new 
members. Even so,  whatever influence Howe's ideas - or those of Harrington, 
for that matter - might have on the 50,000 DSA members, would seem to be 
negligible. SR

> On September 7, 2018 at 4:04 PM Joaquin Bustelo via Marxism 
> <marxism@lists.csbs.utah.edu> wrote:

> This is a lying slime job against the DSA, based on the idea that the 
> DSA came into the world cursed by the mark of Cain due to Original Sin: 
> it was founded by the likes of Max Shachtman and Albert Shanker.

> Joaquín

> >
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