Encyclopedia of Anti-Revisionism On-Line

Letter: League’s members are not secretive about their identity

First Published: The Stanford Daily, Volume 197, Issue 64, 24 May 1990.
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My advice to The Daily: Give it a rest. The “expose” of the League of Revolutionary Struggle is one big yawn. Groups like the League have always existed on college campuses in the real world, and always will. Stanford should be happy that it doesn’t also have the Spartacus Youth League and the Revolutionary Communist Party, organizations that operate in Berkeley, San Francisco State and most other places across the country.

These groups routinely attack the League for being “mere liberal reformers,” in other words, a secretive front group for the Rainbow Coalition or (heaven forbid) the Democratic Party.

I am not now, nor have I ever been, a member of the League, but I know a number of League members. They have never hidden that fact from me, nor have they tried to recruit me, surreptitiously or otherwise. They do not “infiltrate” other campus organizations because they believe in their goals, just as they believe in the goals of the League. I belong to both the American Historical Association and KQED: does that mean I’m a “mole” historian trying to subvert the agenda of Public Television?

David Parker
Graduate student, history