[Marxism] Re A sectarian approach

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Sun Nov 13 23:17:21 MST 2005


In a message dated 14/11/2005 00:37:37 GMT Standard Time, lnp3 at panix.com 
writes:

> Plekhanov was the 
> father of Russian Marxism and Lenin considered himself a disciple of 
> Plekhanov. In the articles leading up to the convention, Lenin continuously 
> pointed to the example of Kautsky's party in Germany as something Russian 
> socialists should emulate.
> 

Reply:

Yes, but what's your point? By the time of the First World War Lenin had 
completely broke with both. As objective conditions change the mode of 
organisation must also change. This was Lenin's genius, his ability to adapt to those 
changing conditions and do the right thing at the right time. His April Theses is 
what set him apart from ever other revolutionary who's ever lived, including 
Trotsky, who all thought he was nuts at the time.

The only judge is history.

JD 








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