[Marxism] Goodbye to Leninism

Mark Lause markalause at gmail.com
Tue Nov 18 05:36:39 MST 2014


Isn't this really one of those terms that has been so severely
misrepresented and abused--by its advocates as well as critics--that the
most honest solution would be to set it aside in the interest of clarity?
All political vocabulary drifts and smudges itself in the press of events.
Time just exaggerates the process.  And it's all particularly true of terms
that aren't defined in the concrete practices and policies of institutions
with power behind them.

So, what do the defenders of Leninism and advocates of the Leninist party
mean whey they use those terms?  The same as Bob Avakian?  Jack Barnes?
Lenin?

ML



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