Lenin on Trotsky

SHAWGI TELL v600a8e6 at ubvms.cc.buffalo.edu
Thu Feb 15 21:47:21 MST 1996


Lenin states:

	In 1903 he [Trotsky] was a Menshevik; he abandoned
	Menshevism in 1904, RETURNED to the Mensheviks in
	1905 and merely flaunted ultra-revolutionary phrases;
	in 1906 he left them AGAIN; at the end of 1906 he
	advocated electoral agreements with the Cadets (i.e.,
	he was in fact ONCE MORE with the Mensheviks.
	(Lenin. Coll. Works, Vol. 16, p.391).

Lenin states:

	[Trotsky had never had] any 'physiognomy' at all; the
	only thing he does have is a HABIT of changing sides,
	of SKIPPING from the liberals to the Marxists and BACK
	AGAIN, of mouthing SCRAPS OF CATCHWORDS AND BOMBASTIC
	PARROT PHRASES.  (Lenin. Coll. Works, Vol. 20, p.160).

Lenin states:

	Trotsky's MAJOR mistake is that he IGNORES the bourgeois
	character of the revolution and has NO clear conception
	of the transition from this revolution to the socialist
	revolution. (Lenin. Coll. Works, Vol. 15, p.371).


Shawgi Tell
University at Buffalo
Graduate School of Education
V600A8E6 at UBVMS.CC.BUFFALO.EDU



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