Leon Trotsky: Writings in Exile

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Leon Trotsky was a key political figure of the twentieth century – a leader of the Russian revolution, founder of the Red army, author of books on literature, history, morality, and politics.

Leon Trotsky: Writings in Exile contains some of his most insightful and penetrating works. Exiled and isolated by Stalin, Trotsky used the only weapon he had left – words. In these writings, he defends the 1917 revolution, warns prophetically of fascism, ...

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Overview

Leon Trotsky was a key political figure of the twentieth century – a leader of the Russian revolution, founder of the Red army, author of books on literature, history, morality, and politics.

Leon Trotsky: Writings in Exile contains some of his most insightful and penetrating works. Exiled and isolated by Stalin, Trotsky used the only weapon he had left – words. In these writings, he defends the 1917 revolution, warns prophetically of fascism, and analyzes anti-colonial movements in the global south.

This collection gives a sense of the real Trotsky – passionate, humanist, Marxist. It will introduce the writings of one of history's great revolutionaries to a new generation.

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"Leon Trotsky used to say that his contribution to world revolution during the years of exile was more important than his role as organizer of October 1917. In any case his ideas inspired Minnesota teamsters and Bolivian miners, Filippino peasants from Mindanao and rebel students in the Latin Quarter, New York intellectuals and French Surrealist poets. Thanks to the initiative of Kunal Chattopadhyay and Paul Le Blanc, some of the most important writings from this period are now available in one volume; considered with an open and critical mind, they will certainly provide precious tools for a Socialism of the 21st Century." – Michael Löwy
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780745331485
  • Publisher: Pluto Press
  • Publication date: 4/24/2012
  • Series: Get Political Series
  • Pages: 224
  • Product dimensions: 5.30 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Leon Trotsky was one of the most prominent leaders of the Russian Revolution in 1917. He was one of the primary contenders for the leadership of the Bolshevik Party in 1922 after the death of Lenin. When Stalin took this post, Trotsky swiftly concluded that the Revolution had been undermined. He was expelled from the Communist Party in 1927 and subsequently went into exile in Mexico, where he was assassinated by Soviet agents in 1940.

Kunal Chattopadhyay is a Professor at the Department of Comparative Literature, Jadavpur University. He is the author of The Marxism of Leon Trotsky (2006).

Paul Le Blanc is Professor of History at La Roche College, Pittsburgh. He is the author of Marx, Lenin and the Revolutionary Experience (2006), A Short History of the US Working Class (1999), and editor of Revolution, Democracy, Socialism (2008).

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Table of Contents

Contents
Introduction
Section 1: Revolutionary Russia and Bureaucratic Dictatorship
1. In Defense of October
2. Stalinism and Bolshevism
3. Letter to Soviet Workers
Section 2: Fascism and United Front
4. What Is National Socialism
5. Letter to a German Worker (United Front for Defense)
6. Lessons of Spain
Section 3: Anti-Imperialism and National Struggle
7. Closer to the Proletarians of Colored Races
8. The Chinese Revolution
9. Letter to the Workers of India
10. Mexico and British Imperialism
11. Nationalized Industry
12. On Black Nationalism (excerpts)
Section 4: Summing Up, Looking to the Future
13. Transitional Program (excerpts)
14. Trade Unions in the Epoch of Imperialist Decay
15. Testament
Notes
Index
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