[Marxism] Re Bolivia Discussion

Michael Karadjis mkaradjis at theplanet.net.au
Mon Jan 9 01:48:37 MST 2006


robert montgomery <ilyenkova at gmail.com> wrote:

>When he (Lenin) reoriented the Bolskevik perspective in the April Theses Lenin's judgement was based on a reading of the Russian situation that the democratic tasks: abolition of Tsarism, redistribution of landed property to the peasants, a democratic republic, development of the productive forces, and introduction of broad social reforms, could only be acccomplished under the leadership of the proletariat, which at the same time would take the first steps in its own name towards socialism. 

MK:
"Reoriented"? Funny, what you write here of Lenin's view in April 1917 is exactly what Lenin already wrote in 1905-6.

BM:
>Conversely, the liberal bourgeoisie had shown itself tied to both imperialism and Tsarism and would play no progressive role in the coming revolution. In this, Lenin was entirely consistent with the position Trotsky had developed in the wake of the revolution of 1905. 

MK:
and entirely consistent with the position Lenin had developed in in the wake of the revolution in 1905



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