Correspondence Publishing Committee

Correspondence Publishing Committee

Correspondence Publishing Committee

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Correspondence Publishing Committee was a radical left organization led by C.L.R. James and Martin Glaberman that existed in the United States from approximately 1951 until it split in 1962.


The Correspondence Publishing Committee has its origins in the Johnson-Forest Tendency led by C.L.R. James and Raya Dunayevskaya. Its origins are as a Trotskyist organization but it developed a number of highly original ideas including the notion that the Soviet Union was a State Capitalist society, an emphasis on Hegelian theory as a way of understanding the world and a rejection of the Leninist vanguard party. It also sought to focus more energy on the political issues affecting women, youth, African Americans and rank and file workers.

It also had an emphasis on analyzing popular culture such as movies and books that was unusual for the era. After spending time as a faction inside both the Workers Party and the Socialist Workers Party , the Johnson-Forest Tendency broke with the Trotskyist left. By early 1951, it had renamed itself Correspondence Publishing Committee. It first published a newspaper, also known as Correspondence, in November 1951 and analyzed a wildcat miners' strike in West Virginia in the first issue. The newspapers' cartoons have drawn critical acclaim.

It was forced to deal with the deportation of one of its main leaders, C.L.R. James to Britain in 1953 that had a negative impact on the group. Although C.L.R. James continued to advise the group on a very...
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