Lenin on Trotsky
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Thu Feb 15 21:47:21 MST 1996
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).
[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).
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).
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