State capitalism (A Genealogy of Trotskyism)

Louis N Proyect lnp3 at columbia.edu
Sun Jul 23 15:40:40 MDT 1995


On Sun, 23 Jul 1995 LeoCasey at aol.com wrote:

> As an aside, I think that the most interesting aspect of the history of
> American Trotskyism has nothing to do with these analyses, none of which are
> particularly insightful, but in the development and the trajectory of a
> number of intellectuals, from such as James Burnham, Irving Howe, Michael
> Harrington and Irving Kristol, to name a few.

Louis Proyect:
What do you mean by interesting? Is this an aesthetic judgment, as in
"what an interesting poem". How odd to apply the term interesting to
the history of a would-be revolutionary party. It strikes me as the
typical comment of an academic observer standing on the sidelines.


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