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First Published: The New Masses, Vol. 56, No. 6, August 7, 1945.
Transcription, Editing and Markup: Paul Saba
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The discussion which has appeared in the Daily Worker, and the recent article in NEW MASSES reevaluating its course raises a number of questions which I hope will be answered in the near future. Personally, I can’t understand how the CPA leadership, if it had mastered Marxism, could–with one exception–be quiet while what should have been an obvious revisionist line was put into effect. Why was it that Comrade Duclos had to bring it to our attention?

If those claiming to be Marxists can make such errors, I think that if we could utilize our magazine to some extent in bringing forth some fundamentals of Marxism so that we who do not have this understanding can begin to learn it, I would appreciate it. I depend on NEW MASSES to give me correct answers, so let’s be on our toes from now on.

Johnstown, Pa.