[lbo-talk] Mao, Mao, Mao Tse-Tung, Dare to Struggle, Dare to Win!

Shane Mage shmage at pipeline.com
Fri May 8 15:19:24 PDT 2009

On May 8, 2009, at 2:21 PM, Carrol Cox wrote:
> "Leninism" was a Trotsky/Stalin invention as part of their
> squabble with each other.

This is flat out untrue. "Leninism" was invented by Zinoviev (according to his own admission after his break with Stalin) as a weapon in the Zinoviev/Stalin factional warfare against Trotsky.

That Carrol sees the resistance of the Opposition against the Stalinist counterrevolution as a "squabble" is...nothing new.

Shane Mage

> This cosmos did none of gods or men make, but it
> always was and is and shall be: an everlasting fire,
> kindling in measures and going out in measures."
> Herakleitos of Ephesos

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