Jack Farmer examines the SWP’s theorisation of the revolutionary party and argues that our “current practice diverges sharply from the ‘continuous creative renewal’ required by our political tradition”. He writes:
A revolutionary party is a living historical creature that exists in a constant state of recreation. The ashes and the phoenix continually exchange places. The wise sages of the party must teach the newcomers and in the process learn and correct their own deficiencies… So, how has this process progressed in the SWP in recent years?