Friday, January 30, 2004

What Is To Be Done (With Lenin)?, asks Slavoj Zizek I say dump him. For me, when he said (quoted in E.H. Carr's History of the Bolshevik Revolution (vol. 2, I am almsot certain--and reproduced in Richard Pipes' The Unknown Lenin (I know he is a very right-wing historian but the book contains damning documents): Those who are with us, we shall welcome them in; and those who are against us, we shall stand them against the wall" said it all. (Thanks Fahd for introducing me early on to Anarchist criticims of Lenin). Let us not forget his role (with Trotsky) in the crushing of the glorious Kronstadt Rebellion.