[Marxism] Irrational Exuberance

S. Artesian sartesian at earthlink.net
Thu Jul 31 14:27:59 MDT 2008

Are you kidding me?  Why do you think Lenin and Trotsky signed?  Because 
they were militarily in the same league?  They signed because as Lenin and 
Trotsky repeatedly stated in discussions, arguments, debates, there was NO 
choice.  The infant soviet republic could not support the war; the only 
league the Russian military was in was a little league. They had to end 
their participation in the war on whatever terms they could.  They did so 
without sacrificing the revolution, or the prospects for revolution in other 

Not that I think this is the issue with irrational exuberance, but history 
is what history is.

Think Louis' original point was about expectations for developing capitalist 
countries, or countries developing into advanced capitalism.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Ruthless Critic of All that Exists" <ok.president+marxml at gmail.com>
> Russia in 1917 and earlier  was already a pretty big player,
> militarily in the same league as Austria/Germany. Cuba is a puny
> little island. The comparison you are making is an apples-to--oranges
> one. 

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