Marxist Bulletin No. 3 – Part I
1962 Split in the SWP Revolutionary Tendency
Letter from L. Ireland to G. Healy
Wednesday 17 October 1962
Dear Comrade Healy,
The discussion in the American tendency is continuing. Undoubtedly you will have received by now a copy of Comrade Wohlforth’s statement, “Towards the Working Class”. I am enclosing a reply entitled “What the Discussion is Really About”.
Enclosed as well is a copy of Comrade Mage’s note, “Theses on the Situation and Tasks of the Revolutionary Tendency in the American Trotskyist Movement.” And soon, you should receive Comrade White’s document “The Tendency and the Party”.
A vote wlll probably be taken on these documents (with the exception of the Ireland polemic) in three or more weeks.
Although we have heard nothing except your isolated phrase urging “party patriotism”, you and other comrades abroad are, of course, invited to comment even further on the discussion.
Best regards, and