The United Front

Then & Now


  • Darryl Horan


Revolutionaries are famous for their divisions. Any new initiative of the left is invariably thrown the classic Monty Python joke of ‘Are you the People’s Front of Judea or the Judean People’s Front’. This captures the lack of seriousness among some ultra-left propaganda groups, but it also trivialises serious differences in strategy, organisation, and tactics among genuine Marxists. As socialists confront capitalism, and the systems that have developed around it, they inevitably encounter challenges that can lead to strategic disagreements.