Leon Trotsky on Lenin - Dictionary of Arguments
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Lenin/Party Politics/Organization/TrotskyVsLenin/Trotsky: Trotsky had already accused Lenin in his report on the second party conference of wanting to replace the weak Russian working class by the party, and therefore accused him of blanquism and Jacobinism. Above all, Lenin's 1904 paper "One Step Forward, Two Steps Back", in which Lenin defended the Central Committee's absolute control over the party, provoked the fierce criticism of Trotsky as well as of Rosa Luxemburg.
Trotsky: (in: L. Trotski, "Unsere politischen Aufgaben", 1904, p. 54) (1): according to Lenin's logic, first "the party should replace the class, then the organization should replace the party, thereafter the Central Committee, the organization and finally the dictator the CC".
1.L.Trotzki, Trotzki, Leo [Trockij, Lev], Naši političeskija zadači, Genf 1904.
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