A 'recent' member of the Bolsheviks & October

Kevin Cabral kcabral at freenet.columbus.oh.us
Wed Aug 21 11:55:20 MDT 1996


On Wed, 21 Aug 1996, Hugh Rodwell wrote:

> Richard B, trying to squash Nick H, wrote:
>
> >Note that I said "Trotskyist Party". Trotsky was then a member of the
> >Bolsheviks (a recent one), and acting under the guidence of the party
> >which certainly could not be described as a Trotskyist party. Even
> >Trotskists would not claim that I think. I do not think I was wide of the
> >mark at all.
>
> A couple of things about this remarkably stupid statement:

> Reading hints:
>
> John Reed, Ten Days that Shook the World   (American journalist's
> eye-witness account, famous)
>
> E.H. Carr: A History of Soviet Russia  (bourgeois historian provides
> detailed backing for:
>
> L. Trotsky: History of the Russian Revolution

	For a bit more variety I would also add Deutscher's "Stalin" and
his series on "The Prophet Trotsky."

Kevin
Cols, Oh





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