[Marxism] Anarchists' perception of Trotsky

Louis Proyect lnp3 at panix.com
Tue Jul 6 07:29:46 MDT 2010


David Thorstad wrote:
> This strikes me as a sound prediction. However, judging from the history 
> of the American Left, and the supine lack of response of the working 
> class ("proletariat") to the ongoing crisis of capitalism, the question 
> is, Why wouldn't it also apply to socialists?

There are other criteria involved when judging the relevance of a 
political current. The CPUSA was an indispensable element of the 
formation of industrial unions and the civil rights movement. The SWP 
was critical to the antiwar movement. If breaking Starbucks windows is 
defined as a sine qua non for revolutionary politics, then I guess the 
anarchists might be considered.




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