International Socialist Tendency Split

Louis Proyect lnp3 at
Sun Mar 11 10:36:40 MST 2001

>But anyway, I was really wanting a bit more background on the Greensboro
>massacre and the CWP but the political arguement was just so glaringly
>obvious I had to make it. When did Marx, Engels, Lenin or Trotsky ever write
>on how it was acceptable to rely on the state to fight the state?

Trotsky collaborated with the Mexican police and army in apprehending the
terrorists who launched an armed attack in 1940, prior to the successful
assassination attack. Even when the cops arrested two of his guards in the
aftermath, he insisted on police protection. You can read all about this in
v. 3 of Deutscher's biography.

Louis Proyect
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