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Posted August 15, 2004
The Centrality of Leon Trotsky - Then and Now
Leon Trotsky was second only to Lenin in his central role as a leader of the first socialist revolution in 1917 Russia. He was unequaled in his capacity as organiser and commander of the workers and peasant Red Army. After Lenin's death, he was unmatched in his insight, far-sightedness and tenacity as Leninists world-wide sought to get the communist movement back on the track of Marxism and beyond the train wreck of Stalisnism. This book contains rich examples of his central role in forging nuclei that aim to become mass revolutionary workers parties around the world.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted July 15, 2004
Not a Hell Black Night, but a prelude to victory!
Isaac Deutscher, the great historican and biographer of Trotsky, called these years 'The Hell Black Night.' Then these were years Deutscher, then a Polish Trotskyist, used to slink away in fear from Trotsky's revolutionary perspectives, the only delegate to vote against the founding of the Fourth International. Read these articles, speeches, and interviews and you will understand why during the height of Stalin's purges when the victims were not only comrades, people he fought the Russian revolution with, fought Stalin with, but his own dearest son and closest political collaborator, that Trotsky extended the vision of a new revolutionary international, that Trotsky led his movement to new growth and expansion, politically and numerically on a world scale. Read here how to fight Stalinism and fascism, see here as Trotsky builds a movement on principle. see the faith in history and the revolutionary potential of working people that allowed Trotsky to understand there would be new revolutions, revolutionary communists like Che and Fidel. revolutionists like Thomas Sanakara and Malcolm X. Read the basis for victory for working people around the world.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.