II Intl & Nazi rise to power

Adam Rose adam at pmel.com
Wed Feb 14 07:16:27 MST 1996

Hugh writes:
> Gary Maclennan wrote a gripping account of aspects of the Nazi takeover in
> Germany. But among other things he said:
> >Marxists especially of the Trotskyist persuasion have correctly been very
> >critical of the role of the Comintern in the rise of Fascism.  As my report
> >on Dimitrov showed I accept a lot of this.  however it cannot be doubted
> >that the primary responsibility for the rise of Hitler rests with the Social
> >Democrats.
> It can be very much doubted.
> Gary falls between two stools with his statement.

I think you are taking Trotsky's writings out of context and as a 
result letting today's reformists off the hook.


Adam Rose


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