Rejecting the "Vanguard" Party
Against The Current vol. 86

Bustillo, Fred
Date Written:  2000-05-01
Publisher:  Against The Current
Year Published:  2000
Resource Type:  Article
Cx Number:  CX12892

In the September-October, 1999 issue of Against the Current (#82), Sam Farber's review of Daniel Singer's book Whose Millennium? deserves a few comments. Like Farber, Singer and numerous other revolutionaries, I also reject the Leninist concept of the "vanguard party." As you probably know, it was not Lenin who authored the concept that working people can attain only trade union consciousness as a result of their own practical activity, the material basis of the vanguard concept as defined in What Is To Be Done?

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