: Lets remember, that the summation of Twatsky's argument is that when he took hostages, murdered people and organised a reign of terror, it was in the proletarian cuase, and tehrefore good...
Recall The Civil War in France, part three, section four, where Marx DEFENDS the Paris Commune's decision to take hostages, etc., etc. against the class enemy and Marx's letter to Kugelmann (April 12, 1871) in which he admonished the Paris Commune for not taking MORE decisive action than it did.
All of this, too, was in the 'proletarian cause' you seem to carelessly disregard.
:... but when Stalin took hostages, murdered people and organised a reign of terror, it was against the proles, so it was bad....
That's right. Can't tell the difference between capitalists and Marxists anymore, RD?
:... that article always amused me so.
The real amusement is that you call yourself a Marxist.