The Regrettable Century

Not With a Bang, But With a Purge, a Split, and a Public Statement: The Death of the Micro-Sect

April 22, 2019 Season 1 Episode 20
The Regrettable Century
Not With a Bang, But With a Purge, a Split, and a Public Statement: The Death of the Micro-Sect
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The Regrettable Century
Not With a Bang, But With a Purge, a Split, and a Public Statement: The Death of the Micro-Sect
Apr 22, 2019 Season 1 Episode 20
Chris, Kevin, Jenny, and Jason
Wherein we discuss the end of the era of the micro-sect and lament the prospects of the new terrain.
Show Notes

We are currently witnessing what appears to be the death of the micro sect form of political organization, a bastard form of the Leninist party that has all but dominated the minuscule and embattled American radical left for the past half century. The political landscape has changed in a way that has rendered these groups obsolete, removing the sectarian left's monopoly on socialist politics in the US, but what will replace it?
Dare we be hopeful for a bright new era?
LOL

The New Communist Movement: An Obituary
https://www.marxists.org/history/erol/ncm-7/mrl-obit.htm?fbclid=IwAR21HRylPBOW_OuyET7G4gIdgQnTHI_Qfy430OQnF9f_vScuQG3zIunN_q4


Hal Draper’s the Anatomy of the Microsect
https://www.marxists.org/archive/draper/1973/xx/microsect.htm


Hal Draper’s the Alternative to the Microsect
https://www.marxists.org/archive/draper/1971/alt/alt.html


Warning about microsect organizing from David McNally in 2009
http://davidmcnally.org/p=1077&fbclid=IwAR1giyezHhZfnQPDzKvu2YvJoBp31_JWtnSXDBqypJ_saOd8GIlZeih7mt0


Socialism In One Organization
https://failedharvest.com/blog/socialism1org


John Riddell on the SWP
Part One
https://johnriddell.wordpress.com/2012/07/05/the-u-s-swp-attempts-an-outward-turn-1977-83/ 

Part Two
https://johnriddell.wordpress.com/2012/07/08/causes-of-a-socialist-collapse-the-u-s-swp-1976-83/ 


The Sect System
https://libcom.org/library/sect-system


Song: Bill Bailey (The Ultimate Sectarian)
Joe Glazer and Bill Friedman





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