In his article “Sects and Sectarians” which appeared in the Autumn 1954 issue of DISSENT, Lewis Coser calls for the dissolution of all existing socialist organizations in America.
The following is an answer as much to DISSENT’S claim to represent a superior substitute for a socialist organization in America today as it is directed against Coser’s particular treatment of the subject.
As a member of the Independent Socialist League, I naturally believe that my organization is superior to the others in the field not only in its politics but in the other aspects of socialist organization discussed. Since neither Coser nor the editors of DISSENT have chosen to deal with any particular socialist organization in specific terms, my defense has been general too....
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