Stalin and Lenin

Rolf Martens rolf.martens at
Sun Sep 22 06:31:38 MDT 1996

>Bob wrote:
>"Stalin was a renegade to all things involving Marx or Lenin. His politics
>broke sharply with the traditions and policies of the Bolshevik party."
>Bob, could you please demonstrate how Stalin's work "Foundations
>of Leninism", which was published within a few months of Lenin's
>death, but presumably later published in perhaps even millions of
>copies around the world, falsifies Lenin's ideas?
>This question has cycled round several times already on this list,
>and it seems this cannot be demonstrated.
>You or others may wish to argue that even if it does not falsify Lenin's
>ideas, it somehow distorts them or puts them in a one-sided way. That
>might be more viable but IMO would have to be demonstrated analytically
>and not just asserted polemically in order to convince.

One thing Lenin, Stalin and Mao Zedong had in common was,
they were after killing imperialist police agents.

Stalin killed quite a number of people too who were *not*
such agents but were only accused of being such. For this he
was correctly criticized by Mao Zedong.

But it's clear that the imperialist police agents must be
dicslosed and appropriate action taken against them.

Rolf M.

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