The future will pass to amateurs who can’t figure out this debate…

It is almost impossible to make any sense anymore of this debate with so many arcane twists and historical obscurities. Kautsky is especially difficult to figure out because of the way his views looking backwards show little consistency to an amateurs, and it is going amateurs who will have to realize a socialist future. But the equation of Lenin with the revolutionary option simply feeds the confusion.We can adopt a revolutionary perspective de novo that is critical of Lenin and a reformist perspective that is nonetheless aware of its limitations.

Source: Lars Lih versus Eric Blanc | Louis Proyect: The Unrepentant Marxist

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