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Download Writings of Leon Trotsky: Supplement Ii, 1934-40 epub
ISBN: 0873485645
ISBN13: 978-0873485647
Category: Politics
Subcategory: Politics & Government
Author: Leon Trotsky
Language: English
Publisher: Pathfinder Pr (October 1, 1979)
Pages: 982 pages
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In 1969, Pathfinder Press of New York City began an ambitious plan to print in English everything ever written by he great Russian revolutionary Leon Trotsky. The plan was however hampered by the fact that a large collection of documents written by Trotsky were held in "closed section" of the Harvard Library. Pursuant to Trotsky's instructions these articles were not to be made available to the public until 1980. Accordingly, the publication of the voluminous writings of Trotsky went ahead without the writings from the closed section of the Harvard Library.

A substantial portion of these writings, written from 1929 until Trotsky's death in 1940, were published in chronological order in the twelve-volume series called "Writings of Leon Trotsky." However between 1969, when the publication of the Writings series began, until 1979 some three hundred, previously unknown or undisclosed articles and letters written by Trotsky were found. Accordingly, two additional volumes were added to the "Writings" series as "Supplemental" volumes in 1979 which contained these articles. This particular book is the second of these Supplemental volumes which contain those newly discovered articles and letters which were written between 1934 and 1940.
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.
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 organizer 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 Stalinism. This book contains rich examples of his central role in forging nuclei that aim to become mass revolutionary workers parties around the world.

Also read: History of Russian Revolution and Fascism: What it is and how to fight it, and Their Trotsky and Ours by Jack Barnes.