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American Committee for the Defense of Leon Trotsky. World voices on the Moscow trials - Image 51. 1936?. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. November 20, 2019. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/scpamp/item/3054/show/3036.

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American Committee for the Defense of Leon Trotsky. (1936?). World voices on the Moscow trials - Image 51. Socialist and Communist Pamphlets. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/scpamp/item/3054/show/3036

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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 We have no sympathy for Trotskyism. As a doctrine we regard it as sectarian and in some of its features even reactionary. But as far removed as we are from Trotskyism and as sharply as we differentiate our views from it, we will not be made to believe that Trotsky, the strategic genius of the October Revolution and the Civil War, is a Fascist, an accomplice of the Gestapo, a counter-revolutionary bandit. Thousands of Communists throughout the world believe as we do about the new wave of terror in the Soviet Union. But they remain silent. They must remain silent. The Moscow dictators tolerate no criticism. Whoever desires to remain a member of the Communist Party must surrender his freedom to express his opinion. But we are free. That is why it is our duty to express our opinion. For in the struggle of the tendencies and the counter- tendencies of the Soviet Union, the question most sacred to us is the question of socialism itself. The Communist press of course answers every criticism with unheard-of abuse. The good intentions of the Vllth Congress of the Communist International are already forgotten. Once again they are denouncing socialists as they did in the good old days when Zinoviev was head of the Communist International. At that time everyone was a traitor who dared to have an opinion different from that of Zinoviev; today everyone who is not convinced that Zinoviev is a "Fascist dog" is himself a defender of murders and Gestapo agents. Louis de Brouckere, the president of the Socialist and Labor International, in recent times has become more and more the voice through which the necessities of the working class movement as a whole has been expressed. It was he who, on his return from Madrid, called for the active support of the struggling Spanish proletariat. It was he who fought valiantly at the London Congress of International Trade Unions for the unity of the working class. It was he who on his own responsibility, and unauthorized by the Socialist and Labor International, spoke at the Brussels Peace Congress. All that has not in the least prevented the Communist press from hurling the most libellous charges against him because of his defense of Trotsky's right to be heard. De Brouckere has answered in a few words. We quote them here because they constitute also our own answer to the Communists' denunciation: "I have said that I am loath to believe that Trotsky is an accomplice of Hitler's. Pravda replies by saying this shows that I myself am also one; which proves how loosely and unscrupulously it makes its charges and how justified I was in not placing credence in them. "Insults have never succeeded in forcing me to be silent. I shall continue to contest the 'official truth' in Russia as elsewhere whenever I am convinced that this is necessary in the interests of real truth. "Unity is only fruitful between free men." Prague, October, 1936. 49