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American Committee for the Defense of Leon Trotsky. World voices on the Moscow trials - Image 30. 1936?. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. November 22, 2019. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/scpamp/item/3054/show/3015.

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American Committee for the Defense of Leon Trotsky. (1936?). World voices on the Moscow trials - Image 30. Socialist and Communist Pamphlets. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/scpamp/item/3054/show/3015

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Title World voices on the Moscow trials
Alternative Title World voices on the Moscow trials: a compilation from the labor and liberal press of the world
Creator (LCNAF)
  • American Committee for the Defense of Leon Trotsky
Publisher Pioneer Publishers
Place of Creation (TGN)
  • New York, New York
Date 1936?
Subject.Name (LCNAF)
  • Trotsky, Leon, 1879-1940
  • Zinovyev, Grigory Yevseyevich, 1883-1936
  • Kamenev, Lev Borisovich, 1883-1936
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  • pamphlets
Language English
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  • Image
Original Item Extent 64 pages: 1 illustration; 20 cm
Original Item Location DK266.3.A45
Original Item URL http://library.uh.edu/record=b8304404~S11
Original Collection Socialist and Communist Pamphlets
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Transcript believe that the confessions on which the indictment was based are true? Or has his anxiety about the omnipotence of the dictatorship over body and soul so broken the character of this man who was once so full of character that he reviles his old friends against his better knowledge and cries for the shooting of his old comrades in arms? Mystery upon mystery! But however these astounding confessions by the accused are interpreted, the result is in both cases equally terrible. If these confessions are true, then the closest friends and collaborators of Lenin, the organizers of the October Revolution and of the civil war, the highest dignitaries of the Soviet State, the Communist Party and the Communist International, were men who were capable of allying themselves with the Gestapo with a view to murder, and who therefore were capable of any crime. But if the confessions are false, what kind of light is cast upon the fact of such confessions by old revolutionaries who make such confessions out of fear, upon a system of justice which extorts such confessions and upon the shooting of the condemned men? Is not Moscow aware of the terrific and staggering moral problems which this trial has raised? The Communist International is appealing for a united front of the proletarian parties, for a People's Front to unite the working class parties in all countries with the anti-fascist and anti-war forces of the lower middle classes and the peasantry. Is it not understood in Moscow how greatly the moral horror aroused by this trial, however it is regarded, and the subsequent shootings, strengthens all the obstacles to the policy of the united front and the People's Front and strengthens all the opponents of this policy? The Soviet Government has sought the support of the best intellectuals of Europe with great success. Is Moscow so out of touch with the mentality of western Europe that it is not aware of the horror which this trial and the subsequent shootings were bound to arouse among the best of the European intelligentsia who are most susceptible to influence on behalf of growing Socialism? The draft of the new constitution for the Soviet Union justified the hope that the Soviet Government is determined to make a first great step towards the democratization of the Soviet Union. But can there be any talk of democracy when every opposition which criticizes the present rulers and their measures is pursued and suppressed with the deadly accusation that it is serving terrorism, that its weapon is murder, and that it is in alliance with the Gestapo? With the policy of the People's Front in France and Spain, with the decisions of the Seventh Congress of the Comintern, with the draft of the new Soviet Constitution, Moscow has made moral conquests. Is it not understood in Moscow how terribly this trial and the shootings endanger these conquests? Can this be a matter of 28