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One imperative: forget Lenin

Posted by: Samuel Day Fassbinder ( Citizens for Mustard Greens, USA ) on June 27, 1999 at 14:00:07:

In Reply to: The imperatives for a socialist future posted by Marcos on June 25, 1999 at 23:34:22:

: 1. Democracy
: Democracy is the ideal that all people dedicated to Socialist Revolution are struggling for. However, students of Marx and Lenin

SDF: Here is where I stop reading. Anyone who has been fooled by the legacy of Lenin has not read Lenin, mostly a mass of divisive, bickering attack-prose is what he wrote, nor has he read the important secondary literature such as Julius Braunthal's 3-part HISTORY OF THE INTERNATIONAL, notably part 2, nor has he adequately read the theoretical literature on Leninism, notably Johann P. Arnason's THE FUTURE THAT FAILED. I cannot think of a worse thing that could have happened to the socialist movement, than Lenin.

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