Histomat: Adventures in Historical Materialism

'Historical materialism is the theory of the proletarian revolution.' Georg Luk√°cs

Sunday, March 19, 2006

Some advice for Tony...



'You have been sat too long here for any good you have been doing. Depart, I say, and let us have done with you. In the name of God, go!'


Oliver Cromwell addressing the Rump Parliament, April 1653.

'You are pitiful...isolated...bankrupt...your role is played out. Go where you belong from now on - into the dustbin of history!'

Leon Trotsky, addressing the Mensheviks, October 1917.

(Given reading about Trotsky helped Blair decide to 'enter politics', is it too much to hope that Trotsky's words might help him decide to leave politics as well?)

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At 5:46 pm, Blogger ragged trousered pessimist said...

trotsky remains the master of put-downs.

 

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