Revolution and Marxism, Teckla and Phoenix

Wed Feb 26 04:19:08 PST 2003

At 10:01 AM 2/26/2003 +0000, - Holly - wrote:
>(Hypothetically posed note to the author if he reads this or reads this 
>far into this: So Mr. Brust, how am I doing in my analysis, right or wrong 
>is it at least well thought out?)

Uh...I'd say more wrong than right, but interesting nevertheless.  And yes, 
well thought out. Besides, what do *I* know?

>[4] My understanding also is that Trotsky said something to the effect of 
>"we're/they're not ready yet" though later changed his mind being 
>convinced by Lenin and the Bolsheviks, though I am not sure on this and 
>not clear if it means what I think it means. It is possible I have this 
>completely wrong.

Uh, closer to the other way around.  By April of 1917 Lenin had come around 
to Trotsky's view that a bourgious revolution would be forced, in the 
twentieth century to continue to a proletarian revolution.  Trotsky had 
come around to Lenin's idea on the role and nature of a revolutionary party.