Is the ICC right to defend itself against theft and slander? This was raised in the 'Is communism inevitable?' thread... And Kropotkin added... To begin with, Kropotkin, there is no need to 'bait' us to find out if we are 'crazy'. Why not simply put to us what you have heard and ask for our response? Here's your chance. Second, Topdog, could you expand on what you think our 'partyist' conception is, because it is not at all clear what you mean by this? Also you say the ICC “purport to have emerged from (dutch/german left, italian left, Bilan etc.)” what do you precisely mean by this? And how do you see us as not belonging to that tradition? Finally, Topdog you say: “as a political organisation they are incapable of moving beyond the status of a minor sect...because their behaviour and interventions...are so bizarre and erratic, they would appear to be pathologically incapable of conducting a sane human relationship beyond their own number”. This is a very sweeping statement, would it be possible to put some more meat on these very bare bones? World Revolution, Section in Britain of the International Communist Current.