[Marxism] Moderator's note/China

Louis Proyect lnp3 at panix.com
Tue Nov 21 16:02:40 MST 2006


>i realize that 'socialism in one country' concept is associated with
>stalin but isn't there some evidence that lenin took a step - at least
>- in that direction...   michael hoover

I don't think so, Michael. He saw the Soviet Union as a beachhead for 
the world revolution in contrast to Stalin who began to look inwards. 
At the very time the USSR was in full swing with the NEP, the Soviet 
Union was sending Comintern agents to help the German Communists 
overthrow the government. Of course, this backfired on them but 
that's another story altogether. Perhaps the best analogy is with 
Cuba during the OLAS years, in more ways than one unfortunately. 





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