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American Committee for the Defense of Leon Trotsky. World voices on the Moscow trials - Image 32. 1936?. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. November 19, 2019. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/scpamp/item/3054/show/3017.

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American Committee for the Defense of Leon Trotsky. (1936?). World voices on the Moscow trials - Image 32. Socialist and Communist Pamphlets. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/scpamp/item/3054/show/3017

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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
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  • 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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Original Item Extent 64 pages: 1 illustration; 20 cm
Original Item Location DK266.3.A45
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Original Collection Socialist and Communist Pamphlets
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Transcript 11 ARBEITER-ZEITUNG BASEL, SWITZERLAND A Letter to Moscow By Ignazio Silone This letter was addressed by Silone to the editors of "Das Wort," a magazine now published in Moscow. You know that I stand for the defense of culture, especially where it is threatened by fascism. You also know that I have always fought on the side of the workers and peasants and for a better world. And you are aware that I have attacked above all the fascist instruments of justice, those machines of destruction that are used so effectively to exterminate all political opposition, the fascist courts, in which the right of defense is taken away from the accused and "confessions" are wrung from them by means of subtle and barbarous tortures that often the strongest cannot withstand. You say that you are in agreement with all who fight against fascism. Indeed, you claim for yourselves the role of leaders and vanguard in the fight against fascism. But if at the same time you express your solidarity with what is taking place in Russia, if at the same time you approve that oppositionists in Russia are exiled by means of ordinary police orders and tried without being told of the nature of the accusations against them, without receiving the smallest opportunity of proving their innocence through witnesses or independent counsels free from the threat of reprisal—of what value, in view of all this, are your platonic protests against fascist police methods and against fascist justice? In view of this, what can be the content of sincerity carried by the torrents of words that you pour out monthly on the theme of the elementary rights of man, on the subject of human values and on the need of the defense of culture? What, in view of this, is the worth of that humanism which you say you represent? Only by resorting to sophistry, to word juggling, can you deny that the trials that have just taken place in Russia represent anything other than the collective murder of persons who happened to be in disagreement with the political line now dominating the country. These "trials" were dressed up in the forms of legality and justice. It was quite evident, however, that they were only macabre caricatures of justice. No man with a healthy understanding of human beings can believe such "confessions." The entire gigantic propaganda apparatus of which the Soviet 30