Louis Proyect: The Unrepentant Marxist

August 29, 2017

Ernest Mandel: a life for the revolution

Filed under: economics,Trotskyism — louisproyect @ 10:59 pm

3 Comments »

  1. Fascinating that Tariq Ali says he broke with Mandel over Mandel’s refusal to oppose the SWP’s “proletarian turn” even though Ali says that Mandel know better. Was the SWP sending the International Secretariat money during this period as well?

    Comment by Hylozoic Hedgehog — September 1, 2017 @ 7:37 am

  2. Was the SWP sending the International Secretariat money during this period as well?

    It is impossible to say but I was always bemused by the support that the “workerist” faction in the SWP gave to Mandel’s guerrilla warfare orientation in the mid-70s. I don’t quite remember Mandel endorsing these politics specifically but that would make sense.

    Comment by louisproyect — September 1, 2017 @ 2:00 pm

  3. Go to 1:19 for Ali’s comments. Unfortunately there is no follow up.

    Comment by Hylozoic Hedgehog — September 2, 2017 @ 1:49 am


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