[OPE-L:6287] Grossman and Luxemburg

From: gerald_a_levy (gerald_a_levy@msn.com)
Date: Sat Jan 12 2002 - 09:13:17 EST

Rakesh wrote in [6286]:

> And do not forget that Grossmann praises Luxemburg for defending the 
> revolutionary core of marxism against revisionists. 

Yes, but this was the position of Lenin, Trotsky and the entire Third
International.   Even after the ascendancy of Stalin and 'socialism in a
single country', Rosa Luxemburg and Karl Liebknecht had the status
of martyrs.   Their murders were also held up by both Leninists and 
Stalinists alike as examples of social democratic 'treachery' (whether 
there was actual complicity by the SPD representatives in the bourgeois
government remains unclear, at least to me).  So when Grossmann
praises Luxemburg on this score he is not exactly sticking his foot way
out on a limb.  Indeed, paying homage to Rosa the revolutionary has
always preceded (often vicious) assaults on her theoretical and political 

In solidarity, Jerry

                   Here lies buried
                   Rosa Luxemburg
                   A Jew from Poland
                   Who fought for German workers
                    Killed by order of
                    German oppressors.  You who are oppressed:
                    Bury your differences.

                                   -- Bertoldt Brecht (1948)

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