We are currently witnessing what appears to be the death of the micro sect form of political organization, a bastard form of the Leninist party that has all but dominated the minuscule and embattled American radical left for the past half century. The political landscape has changed in a way that has rendered these groups obsolete, removing the sectarian left's monopoly on socialist politics in the US, but what will replace it?
Dare we be hopeful for a bright new era?
The New Communist Movement: An Obituary
Hal Draper’s the Anatomy of the Microsect
Hal Draper’s the Alternative to the Microsect
Warning about microsect organizing from David McNally in 2009
Socialism In One Organization
John Riddell on the SWP
The Sect System
Song: Bill Bailey (The Ultimate Sectarian)
Joe Glazer and Bill Friedman