Theory and Practice of Idealism in Trotskyism and the ISO
Roger D., Rachel M., Adrienne J., Christine D., Andy L. and Brian Bhttp://www.counterpunch.org/2013/11/08/theory-and-practice-of-idealism-in-trotskyism-and-the-iso/
Date Written: 08/11/2013
Year Published: 2013
Resource Type: Article
Cx Number: CX15290
We have come to conclusions there is a theoretical underpinning to the problems we (and others) experienced in the ISO, such as continually erroneous perspectives which rarely were assessed, a leadership method that emphasized cheerleading and exhortation over sober assessment of the challenges we are facing, a tendency to tail the liberals both politically and organizationally (opportunism), a growing separation between our Marxist theory and our practice (a hallmark of opportunism), a sectarian attitude towards the revolutionary left (other socialists and anarchists alike) and an intolerance toward ongoing political disagreement within the organization.