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  Trotskyism - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Trotskyism is the theory of Marxism as advocated by Leon Trotsky.
Trotsky considered himself a Bolshevik-Leninist, arguing for the establishment of a vanguard party.
Trotskyism is sometimes also used critically by those from a Stalinist or social democratic background to denote any of various political currents claiming a tradition of Marxist opposition to both Stalinism and capitalism.
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 Trotskyism ("Great Soviet Encyclopedia," 1947)
Trotsky, in essence, rejected the dictatorship of the proletariat.
In 1929, Trotsky was deported from the territory of the USSR for anti-Soviet and counterrevolutionary activity.
Trotsky is the worst enemy of all toiling humanity, Trotskyites everywhere play the role of provocateurs and spies of the counterrevolutionary bourgeoisie in the working-class movement, trying to demoralize the Communist movement.
www.cyberussr.com /rus/trotsky-bse-e.html   (1467 words)

  
 Bolshevism and Trotskyism
Some of Lenin’s other important contributions are his analysis of the nature of the imperialist epoch, his programme for addressing the national question, his development of the tactics of the united front, and his recognition of the importance of the proletarian vanguard championing the interests of the specially oppressed.
Trotsky was Lenin’s continuator on all these questions – not merely in the abstract but in politically combating the revisionism of the bureaucratised CPSU led by JV Stalin.
Trotsky brilliantly analysed the social roots of the degeneration of the Russian Revolution.
www.bolshevik.org /mb/8trotskyism.htm   (1724 words)

  
 Trotskyism / Publications / Art-gallery "Dyvo". Ukrainian Fine and Soviet Art
Trotsky would continue to work on the problem until his last days and the conception that the Russian state was a bureaucratically degenerated workers’ state remains as an idea that many Trotskyists hold today.
This then was the Trotskyism of Trotsky and his supporters as the Second World War commenced it was to be substantially changed in the years to come and Trotsky hmself was one of the earliest most prominent casualties of the war when he was assasinated in Mexico in 1940.
This post-Trotsky Trotskyism may be said to be an adherence to the pre-exisiting doctrines concerning socialist revolution and Trotskys’ critique of Stalinism adapted to the post-war period.
www.oratta.com.ua /en/article/Trotskyism_russian_soviet   (2941 words)

  
 ISR issue 21 | Trotskyism reassessed   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-20)
We accepted from Trotsky first of all that the working class is the agent of the socialist revolution; that the working class is the subject, not the object, but the subject of the socialist revolution; that the criterion to every change in society is what role the working class is playing actively in it....
Trotsky’s superb analysis of these developments and un-tiring struggle to reintegrate the authentic tradition with the actual movement was an enormously important achievement.
Trotsky’s method legitimized and encouraged the pretentions of people who, though they could not gain so much as a toe-hold in their own working-class movement, felt able to pronounce on the details of policy and tactics all over the world.
isreview.org /issues/21/trotskyism_reassessed.shtml   (3908 words)

  
 Socialism: Theory and Practice - Trotskyism   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-20)
Trotskyism was very much in the same vein as Marxist-Leninism, however Stalinism took a radically different course.
Trotsky was a realist and felt that socialism needed to be advanced in new ways since ‘Marxism had failed in the First International and eventually devolved into Bolshevism, which led into his hated Stalinism’ (5).
Trotskyism’s journey into the modern era has been an interesting one and opinions are very much divided on it.
www.the-wood.org /socialism/trotskyism.htm   (555 words)

  
 Glossary of Terms: Tr
Trotskyism is a Marxist theory whose adherents aim to be in the vanguard of the working class, particularly as opposed to Stalinism and Social Democracy.
Trotsky remarked, however, that it was not so much that this grave error had been made, but rather that within the ranks of both the leadership and the rank-and-file of the Communist International there was neither recognition of this mistake, nor any attempt to correct it.
This, according to Trotsky, meant that the Comintern was "dead for the purposes of Revolution".
www.marxists.org /glossary/terms/t/r.htm   (3589 words)

  
 Oliver Kamm: Trotsky, Trotskyism and the Jews
Trotsky was of course aware of the uses of antisemitism under the Stalinist regime, and was a visible victim of that poison.
Trotsky refers to the 'bureaucratic despotism' of Birobidjan, but that’s no more than the sectarian and pedantic criticism of a man fundamentally in sympathy with the polity and society that, after all, he himself had helped create.
It's not altogether surprising that Trotsky was blind to the anti-Semitism of Stalin because it wasn't really visible until long after Trotsky died (the campaign against Jewish communist leaders in the late 1940s and early 1950s and the "doctors' plot" farrago that would have ended in a pogrom had Stalin not died).
oliverkamm.typepad.com /blog/2003/09/trotsky_trotsky.html   (1324 words)

  
 The History of Trotskyism
Trotsky called on the Soviet working class to conduct a political, not a social, revolution, to overthrow the Stalinist bureaucracy, to cleanse the Soviets of their domination by the reactionary petty bourgeois officials, to fix the planned economy of the USSR from the point of view of the working class and the toiling peasantry.
As Trotsky many times explained, the methods and tactic of this defense must be subordinated to the major strategic goal in the same way as a part is subordinated to the whole.
Trotsky's political analysis had previously exposed the fragility of the European system of alliances and antagonisms; his theoretical analysis of Stalinism foresaw the possibility of Stalin's switching to Hitler's side.
www.mit.edu /people/fjk/essays/heritage.html   (7601 words)

  
 Trotskyism or Leninism
Trotsky proposes that the advance be halted along the line of the River Belaya (near Ufa), leaving the Urals in the hands of Kolchak, and that part of the troops be withdrawn from the Eastern Front and transferred to the Southern Front.
Trotskyism is distrust of the Bolshevik Party principle, of the monolithic character of the Party, of its hostility towards opportunist elements.
Trotsky writes about the lessons of October, but he forgets that, in addition to all the other lessons, there is one more lesson of October, the one I have just mentioned, which is of prime importance for Trotskyism.
www.marx2mao.com /Stalin/TL24.html   (8757 words)

  
 Category:Trotskyism - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Trotskyism is the theory of communism as advocated by Leon Trotsky, or is more loosely used to denote various political currents claiming a tradition of Marxist and/or socialist opposition to both Stalinism and capitalism.
On the political spectrum of Marxism, Trotskyism is considered to be on the left.
The main article for this category is Trotskyism.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Category:Trotskyism   (125 words)

  
 Preface to Trotskyism or Leninism by Harpal Brar
Trotsky's articles, aimed at militants inside Russia who were unfamiliar with the details of the dispute, denounced the Bolsheviks as a 'conspiracy of the émigré clique.' Kautsky solicited and published several articles by Trotsky attacking the Bolsheviks, which provoked angry rejoinders not just from Lenin, but also from Plekhanov and Rosa Luxemburg.
Trotsky's letter and the Statement of 46 were discussed and condemned at a joint plenary meeting of the CC and the CCC with representatives of ten of the largest Party organisations in October 1923.
Trotsky for his part consistently undermined the proletarian dictatorship by his vicious attacks on the leadership of the Party, his denigration of the Party and state apparatus in the USSR, and by flouting all norms and discipline of the Bolshevik Party.
www.mltranslations.org /Britain/trotvslenin.htm   (15434 words)

  
 Trotskyism   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-20)
Leon Trotsky was assassinated by an agent of Josef Stalin in August 1940.
Trotsky argued that Stalinism represented a conservative betrayal of the Russian Revolution that Lenin and he had led in October 1917, a revolution based on the idea that socialism could only come from below, through the independent activity of the working class, and depended on the global overthrow of capitalism.
Alex Callinicos traces the intellectual history of this movement, and then exploring the crisis into which the Trotskyist Fourth International was thrown at the end of the Second World War, when its founder’s predictions were apparently refuted by the strength and stability of both Western capitalism and Stalinism.
www.upress.umn.edu /Books/C/callinicos_trotskyism.html   (322 words)

  
 ESR | March 22, 2004 | Neoconservatives and Trotskyism - Page 1
As part of the two-decade old civil war within intellectual conservatism, paleoconservatives have forcefully asserted that neoconservatism is a descendant of American Trotskyism, and that neoconservatives continue to be influenced by the ideas of the exiled Soviet revolutionary in their view of foreign policy.
The supposed link with Trotskyism comes in the form of Max Shachtman, the leader of the 1940 split from official Trotskyism who would later go on to call the Socialist Party home and play a key role in that party's right-wing from the late 1950s to his death in 1972.
The main tenets of the actual "schismatic brand of Trotskyism" that Raimondo refers to, and that Shachtman adhered to in the 1940s and early 50s, were a revolutionary opposition to capitalism, a "third camp" orientation ("neither Washington nor Moscow"), the theory of bureaucratic collectivism, and support for an independent labor party in the US.
www.enterstageright.com /archive/articles/0304/0304neocontrotp1.htm   (2434 words)

  
 Contemporary Trotskyism   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-20)
Trotskyism and Trots [British slang for “Trotskyites”] are immune from criticism and sanctions.
Trotsky can it seems be called a "prophet," yet he was a power-hungry autocratic mass-murderer without a shred of conscience, whose adherents can be appointed to prestigious positions and then abuse those positions with impunity.
The New Left is the heir to Trotsky and the vehicle of the Cultural Revolution.
www.nationalvanguard.org /printer.php?id=1439   (1583 words)

  
 Trotskyism
This was in direct opposition to the Stalinist view that socialism should be built and consolidated within individual countries.
Trotskyism developed in an attempt to reconcile Marxist theory with actual conditions in Russia in the early 20th century, but it was never officially accepted within the USSR.
Instead it found much support worldwide, primarily in countries of the developing world, and the Fourth International, which Trotsky founded 1938, has sections in over 60 countries.
www.tiscali.co.uk /reference/encyclopaedia/hutchinson/m0019587.html   (291 words)

  
 Wikinfo | Trotskyism   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-20)
Trotskyism is the theory of Communism as advocated by Leon Trotsky.
Trotsky later developed the position that the Russian workers state had become a "bureaucratically degenerated workers' state".
Trotskyism has become a by-word used by Stalinists to mean a traitor; in the Spanish Civil War, being called a "Trotskyist" or "Trotskyite" by the Communist supported elements implied that the person was a fascist spy or agent provocateur.
www.wikinfo.org /wiki.php?title=Trotskyist   (477 words)

  
 The Crisis of the Fourth International and the Tasks of Consistent Trotskyists
The Yugoslav CP was characterized as "left-centrist" and was regarded as moving towards Trotskyism, while over and over attempts were made to reach agreement with either the Yugoslav CP or with pro-Tito forces in capitalist countries.
It takes a "third-camp" position in relation to the struggle between imperialism and Stalinism and regards the societies dominated by the latter as "state capitalist." The WWP was born in a split from the SWP/USA at the end of the 1950s and is characterized by pro-Stalinist positions.
The great majority of the forces which have degenerated from Trotskyism maintain politics which are generally revisionist and centrist -- or, in a few instances, ultraleft-revisionist -- without openly breaking with or fully liquidating the Trotskyist program.
home.igc.org /~itofi/fti/fti_meth.html   (5653 words)

  
 History of British Trotskyism - Introduction
Ted Grant became the chief theoretician of British Trotskyism during the Second World War, and was responsible for writing all the main political documents of the tendency.
They broke their journey in France where they met Trotsky's son, Leon Sedov, a member of the International Secretariat and co-ordinator of the work of the International Communist League, who was later murdered by Stalin's agents.
In the words of Trotsky, "not one stone upon another would be left of the old organisations, and the Fourth International would become the dominant force on the planet." But the Trotskyists were far too weak to take advantage of the revolutionary situation that followed the war.
www.marxist.com /hbt/introduction.html   (3448 words)

  
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Neoconservatives and Trotskyism By Bill King web posted March 22, 2004 In one of the first in-depth studies written about neoconservatism in the 1970s, The Neoconservatives: The Men Who Are Changing America's Politics (1978), Peter Steinfels observed that it is impossible to understand the neoconservatives without understanding their history.
The approach is based precisely on abstracting Trotskyism from the concepts that define it as a Marxist political ideology, such as the anti-capitalist class struggle and proletarian internationalism, and those that define it as a specific school within Marxism, such as the need for a Fourth International and the transitional program.
Explicitly equating the belief in promoting a "global democratic revolution" with Trotsky's theory of permanent revolution is a much more recent invention that started during the debates over how to respond to the terrorist attacks of 9/11—and it has some rather surprising roots.
www.enterstageright.com /archive/articles/0304/0304neocontrot.txt   (3779 words)

  
 Trotskyism and the Defense of the Nicaraguan Revolution
Trotskyism and the Defense of the Nicaraguan Revolution
It concludes with a statement of blind optimism about the outcome of a struggle in which there is clearly no role for Trotskyism.
Because of the character of the leadership, as well as the immense economic difficulties that the UNO confronts, we are confident that social hegemony will be recovered and that the Sandinistas will return to government on the basis of a legitimate reconque!
home.igc.org /~itofi/usfi/wc13_nic.html   (4463 words)

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