As it says on the tin.
A lot of Marxists well the Trots always claim Stallinism was the ruination of communism! And claim that because Stallinists dominated virtually all communist run countries, communism was never really tried.
Also they bemoan the fact that communism emerged as the dominant political force in what was the most backward area it could have emerged in, unlike say Germany where it nearly took off!
In taking Trotsky as the successor of Lenin, let us suppose Stallin was taken out of the picture in some way or other!
Would I be right in thinking Trots appear more anarchic, even nihilistic than Stallinists!