[lbo-talk] Julian Assange, a Leninist in practice?

Sandy Harris sandyinchina at gmail.com
Thu Aug 4 00:29:17 PDT 2011

On Wed, Jul 13, 2011 at 4:08 AM, c b <cb31450 at gmail.com> wrote:

> Correct me if I'm wrong, but the take-away is that Lenin's formulation
> of 'making a revolution happen,' is to set your minimum programme at
> the very maximum of bourgeois democracy; free speech, freedom of
> assembly, freedom of the press, full voting rights, etc.

Yes, but then once in power, deny all those rights and vehemently reject advice from people like Kautsky arguing that socialism is not possible without democracy.

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