This bundle contains The Revolution Betrayed, Trotsky’s unsurpassed analysis of Stalinism, and In Defense of Leon Trotsky, David North’s defense of Trotsky against contemporary falsifiers. Both of these works are indispensable reading for those wishing to develop understanding of the significance of the life and work of Trotsky, the co-leader of the Russian Revolution and the indefatigable opponent of Stalin.
The Revolution Betrayed is one of the greatest political tracts of the 20th Century. Written in 1936 from exile in the heat of his battle with Stalin—who at the time was preparing the first of the great purges of the Old Bolshevik leadership—Trotsky subjected the Soviet Union to what remains to this day its most accurate and prescient analysis.
In Defense of Leon Trotsky contains a devastating refutation of biographies of Trotsky published in recent years by three British historians: Ian Thatcher, Geoffrey Swain and Robert Service.
Through a marshaling of facts and detailed analysis, North explains that these works continue the campaign of historical falsification against Trotsky first initiated by the Stalinist bureaucracy in the 1920s. In particular, North’s refutation of Service’s biography has, in the words of the late German historian Hermann Weber, exposed Service as a one who “deals in lies, falsifications of history, dubious references and even anti-semitic prejudices.”
This expanded second edition contains significant new material.
|About the Author||No|
|Publication Type||Sale Bundle|