Brief partial reply to Mike (from:Re: [Marxism] Some Replies on Respect and British Muslims

LouPaulsen LouPaulsen at
Tue Jun 22 07:35:23 MDT 2004

It happens more than once that Lenin's positions on the Bund in 1902-05 are
used as defenses against someone attempting to apply the position taken by
Lenin on the national question in 1922.  Lenin's position on the national
question in fact developed and matured with the experiences of WWI and of
revolution, and I think the later Lenin is a better guide (if in fact we are
using Lenin as a guide at all).  Furthermore I'm not sure how Lenin's
writings on the Bund - an organization of Jewish Social-Democrats (pre-WWI
usage, that is, advanced socialists) - on questions of how socialists should
be organized, are applicable to dealing with Muslim forces who are not
socialists at all and where the question does not deal with socialist party

I assume that the last sentence of Mike's reply is also sarcastic,

Lou Paulsen

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