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American Committee for the Defense of Leon Trotsky. World voices on the Moscow trials - Image 57. 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/3042.

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American Committee for the Defense of Leon Trotsky. (1936?). World voices on the Moscow trials - Image 57. Socialist and Communist Pamphlets. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/scpamp/item/3054/show/3042

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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
Original Item URL http://library.uh.edu/record=b8304404~S11
Original Collection Socialist and Communist Pamphlets
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Transcript clarity grows almost to transparency when one sees Stalin left in the burning heap alone—Stalin, the former terrorist, true to himself, the secretive Georgian, the master of the Russian state, the man who, six months after the murder of Kirov, "understood and approved" the measures of capitalist defense of the renegade Pierre Laval, measures which happened to dovetail with the defense of the Moscow "trial." We do not clearly perceive the immediate and detailed reasons for the proceedings of the Moscow trial but the significance is easily discerned: /'/ is a decisive step towards the fascisization of the state which was born of the heroism of the revolittionary fighters and militants of the October. So, addressing ourselves to the authors and the accomplices, we ask the question so vital to the revolutionary proletariat: What have you made of the October Revolution? The affair is flooded with a more illuminating light when one considers that it is not over, that the arrests and the suicides continue and reach the very heart of the Stalinist outfit. It is as if they wished to eliminate physically all the older generation, and all is centered around the person, around the specter of Trotsky. Stricken out of official history by an impudent falsification of reality, exiled, hunted down, isolated, sick, the ogre lives—terribly alive despite all efforts, all slanders, all plots, and all traps. To the extent that he still lives, the tradition of October persists, despite all, intensely alive. Even apart from the fight for which he is always ready, the old insurgent, whom they did not dare to destroy when they had him in their power, remains an intolerable symbol and, for many, in Russia and throughout the world, the living mirror of their guilt. It is important, then, that he disappear as soon as possible. If they do not succeed in doing away with him physically, they must at least annihilate him morally. Those who hold mankind in great contempt believe that they will be able to circulate as true the grossest and most fantastic lie, if only they assert it with enough effrontery. And why not the most spectacular buffoonery? Why not Trotsky, the creator of the Red Army, the organizer of the great victory, why not Trotsky, an agent of the Hitlerite Gestapo? Evidently the fabricators of such an imbecilic infamy are not interested in supporting it with the slightest proof. The point is simply to bellow it forth with such resolute voices that the proletariat will not have the audacity to subject it to doubt; and then it will be true. It is thus that one reads day after day the declarations, articles, confessions of the accused and after them of all those who were suspect or who were in danger of being suspected, repeating incessantly the damaging and monotonous lesson. "It is he, it is he, it is he"— the old friends distinguishing themselves only by their more sordid insults and their more hypocritical tone in a spirit mimicked from the professional penitents of the Salvation Army. 55