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

DW dwaltersmia at gmail.com
Fri Feb 24 07:57:44 MST 2017


I think a serious discussion of the NEP would be wonderfully educational. I
think it's been "underdiscussed" for the last 8 decades or so. By
discussion, I don't mean the polemics around it and lining up with one side
of the Bukharin-Trotsky debate on this but an examination OF the dabate
itself. Where it fit in withing the bureaucracy of the communist part; it's
actual effects, what would of been the alternative (say, had Trotsky gotten
his way, or others, for that matter); did they have an serious choice to
implement something else, etc. It could be well worth the kind of
discussions that were generated by the Lar Lih/Paul LeBlanc discussion on
Leninism and the party and Eric Blanc's thesis on the Bolsheviks and the
national question.

David Walters



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