utopianism, Lenin, etc.

Louis N Proyect lnp3 at columbia.edu
Tue Oct 11 19:00:34 MDT 1994

A fascinating post. Could you make your paper available through FTP to
members of this list?

Louis Proyect

On Tue, 11 Oct 1994, James Lawler wrote:

>      But between the present in the future there have to be a
> series of transitions.  A paper I have just written, which I
> would like to share with interested parties, is entitled, "Lenin
> and the Socialist Transition in Russia".  One of the points I
> make there differs from the idea expressed by someone that Lenin
> was a utopian because the conditions of socialism were not
> present in Russia at the time of the revolution.  But this was
> also the belief of Lenin.  In State and Revolution, he clearly


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