[Marxism] Fwd: The Prophet: Deutscher's Trotsky

Richard Fidler rfidler_8 at sympatico.ca
Fri Feb 24 07:44:28 MST 2017


Yes, an interesting and generally accurate summary of
Deutscher's trilogy, which I have recently been rereading. A
minor criticism: Where he departs from Deutscher, e.g. via
Chris Harman, Dickman goes astray, as in overlooking both
the necessity and the positive results of the NEP or in
avoiding any discussion of the evolution of Trotsky's
thinking on the class nature of the USSR, on which Dickman
replicates Harman's claim that a "new class" was in control
of the country by the late 1920s (not Deutscher's, or
Trotsky's, view). On the latter, Trotsky's "Revolution
Betrayed" is a useful introduction.

Richard

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Very useful long essay by an ISO'er.

http://www.counterpunch.org/2017/02/24/the-prophet-deutscher
s-trotsky/
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