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[Xmca-l] Re: Где то́нко — там и рвётся
9 Oca 2016 06:58 tarihinde "Annalisa Aguilar" <firstname.lastname@example.org> yazdı:
> Hello Ulvi,
> I did a search and the intertubes tell me it is a quote by William James
> Of course most of the websites are nothing official, but there were a few
> sites stating it. Marxist.org is the only place where it states it as
> something Lenin said, which was published in 1917.
> The William James wikipage is here:
> I have no way to know if James is the first person to use it. But I
> thought I'd offer that to you for what it is worth.
> It's entirely possible that in any culture that possessed the technology
> for chains such a saying could exist.
> Kind regards,
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> <firstname.lastname@example.org> on behalf of Ulvi İçil
> Sent: Friday, January 08, 2016 6:11 PM
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> Subject: [Xmca-l] Где то́нко — там и рвётся
> Thus we may justly quote the Russian proverb: “The chain is no stronger
> than its weakest link.” (Ilyenkov)
> Can anyone kindly confirm that this is not an aphorism by any philosopher,
> politician, like Lenin or Trotsky, but it is, as Ilyenkov says it, in fact,
> a proverb.
> Up to now, I though it was rather a theoretical aphorism, in the context of
> (capitalist) imperialism, like "Russia is a weak link of the imperialist
> I do not know Russian, but the wording in Russian makes me think it is a
> proverb rather than an aphorism.
> Thank you.
> P.S. I think that, even if it is a proverb, and as such, it should have
> supported immensely a political perspective to detach Russia from the
> imperialist chain via a revolution.