Introduction to this issue
(The Red Menace #4)
Fortunately for the collective, the rate of publication of the
Red Menace does not indicate the rate of activity of the
The bright side of things is that our experience with the last
two issues has helped us isolate the factors that prevent the Red
Menace from appearing more often. As a result, the magazine
will likely appear more often and more regularly in the future.
The most important article in this issue is the Statement
of Principles in the centre. This was discussed exhaustively
by the group and represents the most detailed expression so far
of our common position. We encourage people to send us their comments
and criticisms of it. Groups wishing to undertake common work with
us should note that this document is the basis on which we would
undertake such collaboration.
The other articles speak for themselves. The anarchist/Marxist
debate continues with a reply by Sam Dolgoff to Ulli Diemer's comments
in the last issue as well as several articles and letters. In future
issues we will not devote as much space to this topic, so please
make your letters to the point and do not repeat arguments.
We hope to see you again in three months. Meanwhile, back to faceless
Published in The
Red Menace #4, Winter 1979.