SV: SV: [OPE] Marta Harnecker's Ideas

From: Anders Ekeland <>
Date: Tue Dec 08 2009 - 06:46:13 EST

Hi Paul C,
you wrote:
> Yes but this is still in the context of having elections for leadership
> positions. Factions can aim to capture these. Alternatively one selects
> all or some of the leading bodies by lot from the membership, in which
> case factions just become a matter of the competition of ideas rather
> than jockying for power.

This type of "randomized" democracy - how shall it decide what to do, what line to follow, what long term party building strategy to go for? There is no silver bullet regarding rev. organisation - but randomization is certainly not the way to go.

Marx and Engels was clearly in favour of the representative principle. "The bourgeois republic is the final form of politics" is an - if not the essential lesson from Jacques Texier's excellent study: REVOLUTION ET DEMOCRATIE CHEZ MARX ET ENGELS, only in French AFAIK.


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