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04 August 2007 @ 04:47 pm
Finally I found what seems to be a relatively intelligent leftist discussion group.  I am especially interested in Trotsyism.  But also in leftist political discussion in general.
lindsay40klindsay40k on August 4th, 2007 10:39 pm (UTC)
Hi, welcome to the group.

You say you're interested in Trotskyism - have you read much into it already? This group isn't the most active group on the left, I think it's probably because those who follow Trotsky's ideas (as opposed to those who fashionably call themselves Trotskyists) tend to organise themselves into active parties and do a lot of local work. I know I've not come across any of the thousands of other members of the CWI on this site!
rainydaymary on August 5th, 2007 05:27 pm (UTC)
Trotsky, writing, & art
I have read enough of Trotsky's life and writings to be very interested ... it seems that if Trotsky had been Lenin's successor, the world might be much better today ... i love the idea of "permanent revolution" ... i also read about Trotsky and Frieda Kahlo and Diego Rivera ... and Rivera's destruction of the mural because it included Lenin ... they all seemed so together and so noble ... i would love to read more or Trotsky's writings (and writings about Trotsky) ... do you have any suggestions? ...
dontbeascab on August 25th, 2007 08:15 pm (UTC)
Re: Trotsky, writing, & art
Good writings about Trotsky: 1 "The Prophet Armed", 2 "The Prophet Unarmed", and 3 "The Prophet Outcast". (3 volume biography series by Isaac Deutscher)
4 "Trotsky as Alternative" -by Ernst Mandel
5 "Trotskyism after Trotsky" -Tony Cliff

Good works by Trotsky: "Results and Prospects/The Permanent Revolution" (the beginnings of Trotsky's highly unorthodox and controversial theory, "The New Course" (Trotsky's account of the changes in the soviet union that led to Stalinism and the struggle against them) "The Revolution Betrayed" (Trotsky's analysis of the soviet state and his "prediction" about how it will destroy itself...turned out to be true)
dontbeascab on June 10th, 2008 09:28 pm (UTC)
Re: Trotsky, writing, & art
I would say that due to the low level of activity on this page that if you're not already in it, you should join this community: http://community.livejournal.com/marxism