From International Socialism, 2 : 12, Spring 1981.
Transcribed by Christian Høgsbjerg, with thanks to the Lipman-Miliband Trust.
Marked up by Einde O’Callaghan for ETOL.
International Socialism (Series 2) completes three years of publication with this issue. How have we fared so far?
Circulation has certainly remained buoyant enough to keep our size up and our price down – left journals don’t come much cheaper than us anymore.
But a more important task has been to encourage a debate around which the revolutionary left internationally can clarify issues and formulate strategy. Here things have been more mixed. Women’s oppression, Bennism and above all the crisis of the European revolutionary left have provoked such a response. But other issues, e.g. – fascism, value theory, the crisis and, so far, CND – have not.
Nor have we so far managed to get nearly enough new people to write for us.
Ultimately, however, the test is the effect of International Socialism on strengthening the SWP and its affiliates abroad. Here the indications are very positive all round. But there is clearly much more that could be done. Perhaps comrades with ideas on this could let us know them?
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