Leon Trotsky

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. Thrown out of Russia by Stalin, Trotsky settled in Mexico, and turned to the only weapon he had left - words. In these writings he defends the 1917 Bolshevik revolution, warns prophetically of fascism and analyses anti-colonial movements in the global south.

This collection gives a sense of the real Trotsky - passionate, humanist, Marxist.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 248 pages
  • 135 x 215 x 25.4mm | 317.51g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0745331483
  • 9780745331485
  • 589,001

Table of contents



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


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'Leon Trotsky's ideas inspired Minnesota teamsters and Bolivian miners, Filipino peasants from Mindanao and rebel students in the Latin Quarter, New York intellectuals and French Surrealist poets' -- Michael Loewy 'This bracing book provides theoretical nourishment for our times. Trotsky continues to educate and inspire, his flame refuses to be extinguished' -- Suzi Weissman 'Out of the vast ideological arsenal he produced, Trotsky always considered that his most important works were those from his years in exile, which remain essential reading for those seeking to bring about fundamental change today' -- Esteban Volkow, Grandson of Leon Trotsky and President of the Board, Leon Trotsky House Museum, Coyoacan, Mexico
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About Leon Trotsky

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