Pro and Con. Official and discussion bulletin. [three issues]. Libertarian Socialist League.

Pro and Con. Official and discussion bulletin. [three issues]

New York: LSL, 1952. Three issues of the internal bulletin, one dated Dec. 13 1952, the others undated but slightly earlier based on contents; 16, 7 and 17p. apiece, mimeographed 8.5x11 inch sheets stapled at left, paper toned and somewhat brittle, edge chips to some pages, one page blank in the Dec. 13 issue.

The LSL rejected Stalinism but was otherwise broad, incorporating democratic socialists as well as some left anarchists. Some members were close to the Socialist Party. These bulletins reveal strident arguments within the group about its members' participation in "competing" socialist groups, the rise of "totalitarian" tendencies among some factions in contrast with the libertarian ethos of the founders, and the impact of McCarthyism on the group. The longest single article is Thomas Stone's "Worker and Capitalist concepts of the approaching Spanish Revolution," discussing the Stalinist liquidation of revolutionary forces in Spain in the late 1930s and the lessons to be learned for contemporary Spanish organizing, written after his trip to Europe where he met with exiled Spanish activists.

Cat.No: 181295

Price: $35.00