Trotsky’s sins of omission
A new edition of Leon Trotsky’s biography of Joseph Stalin has literary and historical merit, says ANDREW MURRAY, but it is remarkable more for what is missed out than what is included
Stalin by Leon Trotsky
Edited and translated
by Alan Woods
(Wellred Books, £25)
STALINISM and Trotskyism appear to be back in vogue.
Their shrouds are being waved — entryism here, a purge there — to terrify bystanders to the struggle over the future of the Labour Party.
This illustrates the extent to which “dead Russians,” using the term slightly loosely, still hold the imagery and lexicon of the... read more
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