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"Realist" Opportunism


In this section of our web site we will repost a variety of documents produced by Revolutionary Regroupment's political predecessors, concentrating on the post-WW 2 period of the Trotskyist movement. While we seek to continue the work and build on the contributions of those who came before us, we do not dogmatically defend past mistakes that may inevitably have been committed. Therefore our posting these documents reflects broad agreement, not an uncritical adherence to every secondary argument and formulation. For a fuller documentation see the Marxists Internet Archive ( and material published on the web site of the International Bolshevik Tendency ( before our break with them on 9/25/08.  




Added 5/21/10; Opportunism and the art of the possible  by Rosa Luxemburg  First printed in Sachsische Arbeiterzeitung, September 30, 1898.


Added 5/21/10; Trotsky on "Worshipers of the Accomplished Fact"  Originally titled "The 'Friends' of the Soviet Union" which was an appendix to his 1936 book, The Revolution Betrayed


Added 5/21/10; International Communist League on Afghanistan February 2002 interventions at Spartacist League meetings by Samuel Trachtenberg, The second intervention is relatedly titled "'Realist' Wisacres'".