Monday, November 12, 2007

Who and In What Circumstances?

Who wrote the following and in what circumstances?

An organization which was not roused by the thunder of fascism and which submits docilely to such outrageous acts of the bureaucracy demonstrates thereby that it is dead and that nothing can ever revive it. ... In all our subsequent work it is necessary to take as our point of departure the historical collapse of the...

No, it isn't about the response of certain Land of Israel loyalists in the face of yet another onslaught intended to force Jews out of the territory of their national homeland.

It was written by Leon Tortsky (Lev Bronstein) and published in "To Build Communist Parties and an International Anew" on July 15, 1933 in reaction to the weak position taken by the Communist Party to German Nazism (source).

Food for thought.

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