On Trotsky

Louis N Proyect lnp3 at columbia.edu
Fri Feb 16 07:48:03 MST 1996

On Fri, 16 Feb 1996, Bradley Mayer wrote:

> hopelessly irrelevant sect.  I am in profound disagreement with L.
> Proyect's interpretation of Trotskyism (Louis once described himself as
> an "extreme Pabloist" in this regard); his view of a sui-generis
> sectarianism tracable to the 30's is too much Hegelian idealism for me.

Louis: "Hegelian idealism"? Why bless your heart, Bradley. I didn't know
I was a philosopher. I spent 3 years at the New School trying to
understand Hegel, Husserl, Plato, Spinoza but mainly trying to stay out
of the Vietnam war. I didn't know all that study would have had such
long-lasting effect.

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