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

Mark Lause MLause at
Tue Jun 22 07:58:54 MDT 2004

Lou's entirely right on this.  

The attempt to understand present circumstances based on the specific
case of a particular relations of the Bolsheviks and the Bund in early
20th century Russia ignores a century of intervening experiences that
were much broader, much more diverse, and possibly much more applicable.
The very real danger is that anyone can cherry pick examples of some
sort to justify any conclusions.  

It is a model of how to use history rather than to learn from it.

Mark L.

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