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American Committee for the Defense of Leon Trotsky. World voices on the Moscow trials - Image 48. 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/3033.

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American Committee for the Defense of Leon Trotsky. (1936?). World voices on the Moscow trials - Image 48. Socialist and Communist Pamphlets. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/scpamp/item/3054/show/3033

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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 17 DER KAMPF (OFFICIAL ORGAN OF THE AUSTRIAN SOCIAL- DEMOCRATIC PARTY) Some Fundamental Observations on the Moscow Executions The adaptation of the political and cultural superstructure of Soviet society to the newly won economic basis does not take place in a uniform line of development. It is again and again interrupted by major relapses and retreats. If the new constitution is the first great victory of the democratic tendency in this path of development, the trial against Zinoviev, Kamenev, Smirnov, and the new wave of terror which has led to the condemnation and execution of the old co-workers of Lenin, must be regarded as the worst possible relapse. In this struggle between the democratic tendencies of development in Soviet society and counter-tendencies rooted in the ruling habits of the governing bureaucracy, the real question at issue is the great and holy cause of socialism itself. The real question is whether the Soviet Union, the first nation in the world to create the economic basis of a socialist society, should and will prove to the world that on this basis a realm of true freedom, human dignity and humanity can be established. The socialist press of the world has reacted in various ways to the Moscow trials. Many social-democratic newspapers satisfy themselves with the observation: "This is a natural consequence of dictatorship!" But could the Soviet Union have constructed the economic basis of a socialist society with any other means except dictatorship? Other newspapers content themselves with using the Moscow trials as an argument in the struggle against the Communists. But there is something much more fundamental and important involved than an argument for factional purposes within the working class movement. Several socialist papers have even discovered an encouraging aspect of the trials. In not only bourgeois but in socialist newspapers we have come across the following train of thought. Stalin, the man of "socialism in one country," has shot the Trotskyists, the proponents of "world revolution"; this is the proof that Stalin has abandoned all ideas of world-revolution, that the Soviet power no longer desires to support the proletarian revolution in other countries; therefore the capitalist states can work all the more peacefully together with the Soviet Union in the League of Nations and conclude pacts with her. With such statesmanlike sobriety we cannot judge the Moscow 46