The article argues against several points of G.M. Tamás' essay theoretically representing antileninist anticapitalism. Interpreting the past by G.M. Tamás is not linked to the newest findings of the field, thus showing historical stages in state socialism has not been solved in his theoretical frame – he cannot make a difference between Lenin and Stalin as historical phenomena. Presenting state socialism as a type of "non-market capitalism" is problematic not only theoretically but also leads to political simplifications, because dictatorship and democracy are rigidly confronted. In fact, he mixes radical social theory with liberal political philosophy leading to an eclectic standpoint.