Australian Left Review


Trotskyism has always been defined negatively; trotskyism is non-stalinism. This may well help explain trotskyism’s popularity; we’re all trotskyists now. Unfortunately things are not quite so simple. The left’s penchant for name-calling often denies a theoretical analysis: to name a position is thought to be sufficient to explain it. A critical marxism clearly needs to penetrate below the blanket endorsement and the vitriol which are popular currency in contemporary debate.



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