Steve Perry>...think the relevant reading here is 'comrade laski, cpusa,' from joan didion's first essay collection...
That Michael wasn't in the CPUSA. It was the CPUSA(M-L). These distinctions are important! ;-) http://www.geocities.com/bivernico/antirevi.html (Not to be confused with this, " Party of One, " Material from US ... This organization has no web site. It can be contacted by postal mail at: Organizing Committee to form the CPUSA(ML) PO Box 15914 New Orleans, LA 70175. ... www.mltranslations.org/US/ )
When that Hoxhaite party expired, Scott McLemee had a sad and funny piece in In These Times about it.
One good comrade that spent a decade or so in the CPUSA (M-L) is Ben Seattle, who has a very interesting, heterodox Leninist website presence, www.leninism.org/
An offshoot is Joseph Green's, Communist Voice, http://www.flash.net/~comvoice/26cChina.html ("Long live state-capitalism!" The Spartacist League on China by Pete Brown.)
Ben gets annoyed at the mention of Mr. Green when I mention him. Oh well, check out their rag. http://www.flash.net/~comvoice/index.html Michael Pugliese