White House Press Secretary Scott McClellan admitted that the president was “very much aware” of the 300,000 anti-war protestors in Washington, D.C. on Sept. 24. That is an understatement.
Leninism became fully recognized as an extension of Marxism after the success of the Russian Revolution in 1917. Throughout the world, the mass socialist parties and working class anarchist trends went through major political convulsions.
It is impossible to build a revolutionary movement and a party based on Marxism without the most unflinching struggle against opportunism and chauvinism. The test comes under the duress of war.