Encyclopedia of Anti-Revisionism On-Line

Against the Economist Line on the Western Voice

First Published: Western Voice, n.d. [March 1976]
Transcription, Editing and Markup: Paul Saba
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Section I: The political line embodied in the X/Y papers


a) United Front strategy

b) The reactionary theory of stages and economism

c) Is left opportunism the main danger?

d) Basis of unity vs. mass line

e) Critique of opportunism

f) Readership

g) Empiricism and idealism

h) Political-organizational weaknesses due to an incorrect line

Section II: What our tasks at this time should be

Adopting Marxism-Leninism as the theoretical basis of unity around which the collective functions

Repudiating our errors and uniting with the emerging Marxist-Leninist movement in Canada

Facing up to real difficulties and real choices

Choice I – Liquidating the Western Voice newspaper and, hence the Western Voice collective

Choice II – Continuing to publish a transitional Western Voice with certain changes in content and form


Appendix – The X/Y papers

Some brief, provocative notes for collective debate

Some responses