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Sectarian Marxism once again

Posted by: Samuel Day Fassbinder ( Citizens for Mustard Greens, USA ) on November 26, 1999 at 00:39:10:

In Reply to: The idea of socialism posted by Stoller on November 25, 1999 at 16:30:14:

: Well, it WOULD be nice if you came strongly OUT against the above qualifications and exemptions once in a while instead of attacking Marxism as vociferously as you have been...

SDF: What I've been attacking is SECTARIAN MARXISM, Marxism that establishes itself as an "orthodoxy" and tries to settle questions with offhand quotes of the Founding Fathers of Marxism (rather than through empirical demonstration) while ostracizing those who don't believe every bit of it as "liberals". It should be fairly obvious that there are plenty of non-sectarian as well as sectarian Marxisms out there. If you don't get the difference by now, well, maybe you just don't want to.

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