Category Archives: Trotsky

Socialist Library (9) the Revolution Betrayed 1/3

by Popov89 A wise man learns from his mistakes; it is only the fool that seeks to stay rut in his ways, uneager to move even though he sees a torrent coming his way or repeating a past mistake. We … Continue reading

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Socialist Library (5) Trotsky on Fascism

by ~popov89 We in the modern world like to believe that fascism was defeated through the combined efforts of millions of men with loaded guns and airplanes full of bombs. We are mistaken in this assumption. Fascism is alive and … Continue reading

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Socialist Library (4) Folly of Singular Terrorism

by ~popov89 “Our class enemies are in the habit of complaining about our terrorism…They would like to label all the activities of the proletariat directed against the class enemy’s interest as terrorism” (Trotsky 5); this is a very astute observation … Continue reading

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Review of “Battleship Potemkin”

The Battleship Potemkin is a Soviet silent film made in 1925 illustrating the mutiny of 1905 from the battleship of the same name, when the crew rebelled against Tsarist officers. Set through five episodes, it is literally a communist propaganda … Continue reading

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Zionism: A Historical and Modern Context

In recent times, the subject of Zionism has been made more prevalent throughout the media and a myriad of other sources. Zionism is a political movement led primarily by the Jewish people for self-determination of a Jewish homeland. In the … Continue reading

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A Marxist-Leninist View of Bureaucracy

After Stalin, the leadership of the Soviet Union utilized bureaucracy in a manner that took hold of the nation and helped turn the working class onto the road of capitalism, away from socialist development that had previously taken place extensively … Continue reading

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On the Purging of the Old Bolsheviks

1. It is fallacy of the single cause to assume it was solely Stalin who supported, or enacted the purging. The fact of the matter is that there was an entire Party that voted on the matters, and was subject … Continue reading

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