Jim Addison

Letters to the Editor by Jim Addison and Donald Rooum

ON THE DEFINITION OF IDEOLOGY Sir: I would like to suggest an amendment to the s.i. definition. Ideology is false consciousness. Quoting Engels: “Ideology is a process accomplished by the so-called thinker consciously, it is true, but with a false consciousness. The real motive forces impelling him remain unknown to him; otherwise it simply would… read more »

Letters to the Editor from Jim Addison and Erik Grigg

Dear Editor, Is it a wise policy on your part to keep on calling the SPGB the (A-)SPGB? If you want co-operation you must do something positive. Karl Marx’s quarrel with the anarchists has affected the SPGB and other socialist parties ever since; why not acknowledge this? In your Introducing IC (Revision of May 1989),… read more »

George Walford, Eric Stockton, Jim Addison: NIAT and MetaNIAT

Letter from Jim Addison Sir, Whenever I read IC I am always baffled by this obsession with NIAT. It’s all over the place. Obviously the criticism of this made by Nicolas Walter has not been understood, so I would like to add mine as well. NIAT constitutes a paradox and as such cannot be used… read more »