Louis N Proyect
lnp3 at columbia.edu
Mon Aug 5 17:52:59 MDT 1996
On Mon, 5 Aug 1996, Hugh Rodwell wrote:
> Just tell me what Lenin and Trotsky did when they quoted Marx and Engels
> that ordinary mortal comrades can't try to emulate?
Louis: I hate to break the news to you, Hugh old stick, but Lenin and
Trotsky had solid records of accomplishment in leading thousands and then
millions in the mass movement. Trotsky-ists, on the other hand, are no
good at leading the masses but plenty good at quote-mongering. You should
seriously reconsider reversing your priorities.
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