reformism, opportunism - and pessimismMay 12 2012 at 10:12 PM
|Francis King |
Response to KKE v Syriza
Well Perry, if by "opportunism and reformism" you mean distinguishing between non-revolutionary parties of the left and the right, and allying with the left against the right, then by 1935, the CPGB was beyond all redemption, as it was running round actively supporting Labour candidates almost everywhere.
As for Greece, although I doubt that a Syriza-led administration would be able to deal with the crisis without some significant decline in working class living standards (if not through cuts, then through devaluation and inflation when Greece gets pushed out of the euro), I don't for one moment imagine that the KKE would be able to implement its programme without an even greater fall in living standards, if only because the KKE programme would entail even greater economic disruption.