[OPE-L] Mandel's dialectics

From: Jurriaan Bendien (adsl675281@TISCALI.NL)
Date: Sat Mar 31 2007 - 07:36:35 EDT


I checked it out, and you were right and I was wrong; I did not recall
Trotsky's phraseology correctly. For example,


By the subjective factor Trotsky appears to mean the party, the programme or
revolutionary organisations. I am not quite sure whether Mandel takes
exactly the same meaning. But it would imply that everything other than the
defined "subjective factor" is *objective*, and that seems rather dubious. I
have long ago rejected that kind of language as totally unhelpful, and it's
probably also why I forgot that Trotsky did use it.


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