Australian Left Review


Brian Aarons


DURING ONE OF THE DEBATES at the 22nd Congress of the CPA (March 1970) Pat Clancy, a leading member of the opposition, referred to the currency in the party of the “bourgeois sociologists’ false theory of social mobility” (or words to that effect). He was answered (perhaps unnecessarily, except to show that he, like most pro-Russian communists, is a poor “marxist”) by a quotation from Marx which showed that Marx himself had recognised the existence of social mobility.



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