[Marxism] Trotskyism

Brian Shannon brian_shannon at verizon.net
Tue Jan 10 07:50:21 MST 2006

On Jan 10, 2006, at 3:41 AM, Lüko Willms wrote:

>  Correct would be this:
> ------- schnipp -----------
>   . . .
>    Today Trotskyism is the self-designation of political leftist
> currents who see in the legacy of Leon Trotsky a distinct political
> theory and guidance for practical work as opposed to the legacy of
> Lenin.

This is nonsense.

No one who ever drew from the "legacy of Leon Trotsky" would ever say  
that that legacy was "opposed to the legacy of Lenin." Since Trotsky  
himself admitted his error in opposing the Bolshevik wing of the  
RSDLP, that period is also not part of the "legacy."

This is the weakness of Wikipedia. I had never known how open it was  
until I added a few lines to one of its articles a few weeks ago. No  
problem, no questions, no request for a source.

As for self-designations. I am a socialist. Nothing else is needed.

Brian Shannon

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