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    took too much of an uncritical stance

    Hi. It's from the life story of a German communist which was persecuted both by nazis, and by communists.
    I do not understand from the phrase whether it was his "uncritical stance toward Communism" or somebody's else he suffered from? Thank you.

    "However, because it took too much of an uncritical stance toward Communism, both the past and the present, and because it developed into a “leftist cadre party” in his opinion, he soon quit the party."

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    Re: took too much of an uncritical stance

    We'd need more context to know what 'it' was. It was 'it' that had too much of a critcal stance towards communism.

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    Re: took too much of an uncritical stance

    Quote Originally Posted by Piscean View Post
    We'd need more context to know what 'it' was. It was 'it' that had too much of a critcal stance towards communism.
    uncritical. I think "it" was the party.

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    Re: took too much of an uncritical stance

    The party was not critical of its past or present so he left it.

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    Re: took too much of an uncritical stance

    Quote Originally Posted by meliss View Post
    Hi. It's The following is from the life story of a German communist which who was persecuted both by Nazis (no comma here) and by communists.

    I do not understand from the phrase whether it was his "uncritical stance toward Communism" or somebody's else somebody else's he suffered from? Thank you.
    Note my corrections to your post above, marked in red.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: took too much of an uncritical stance

    He left the "The Greens" party, because he felt it was not critical enough of Communism.

    "As early as in 1961 he was involved in activities against nuclear energy and militarization, later he participated in sit-in blockades in Gorleben and he collaborated in the foundation of the party “The Greens” (Die Grünen). However, because it took too much of an uncritical stance toward Communism, both the past and the present, and because it developed into a “leftist cadre party” in his opinion, he soon quit the party.
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    http://www.sgtrs.nl/data/files/lest-we-forget.pdf







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    Re: took too much of an uncritical stance

    It does make life so much simpler when we have context.

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