[Marxism] Re: From Marxmail home (Clancy Sigal and Frida)

rrubinelli rrubinelli at earthlink.net
Tue May 3 19:35:36 MDT 2005

If you want to ignore the issue of international revolution vs.
"socialism" in one country, united class front vs. cross class popular
front, destruction of independent worker leaders and organizations  in
Asia and Europe, the minor question of direction and pacing of economic
transformation of the Soviet Union, etc. etc.... I guess you could fill
in that empty space with the literary pretension of a "more literary

What the hell, what did Hollywood and Moscow have in common?  Perhaps
not being concerned with historical accuracy, among other things.

And no Carlos, you are mistaken the first backer of a mass purge, purge
not being the same thing as extermination, and of the Cheka, was Lenin,
not Trotsky.  Or more accurately, Lenin and Trotsky together... but
that's only important for the detail oriented.

Like I said, shows how little is understood of the forces within and
upon the Russian Revolution

Unlike Fred, I don't wish a pleasant waning to those who think the
ice-pick in Trotsky's head was a good thing.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Carlos A. Rivera" <cerejota at optonline.net>
To: "Activists and scholars in Marxist tradition"
<marxism at lists.econ.utah.edu>
Sent: Sunday, April 03, 2005 9:06 PM
Subject: Re: [Marxism] Re: From Marxmail home (Clancy Sigal and Frida)

> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "rrubinelli" <rrubinelli at earthlink.net>
> > And Trotsky a "more literary Stalin"?
> Actually I tend to concour with that view. And not only was he a more
> literary version of Stalin, but he was less desicive and more prone to
> exageration.
> Lets we forget that the first mass purge in the Soviet Union, and
backer of
> the Cheka, was Trotsky himself.
> Can't have it two ways...
> sks
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