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American Committee for the Defense of Leon Trotsky. World voices on the Moscow trials - Image 58. 1936?. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. November 21, 2019. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/scpamp/item/3054/show/3043.

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American Committee for the Defense of Leon Trotsky. (1936?). World voices on the Moscow trials - Image 58. Socialist and Communist Pamphlets. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/scpamp/item/3054/show/3043

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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 In our politics, we are not Trotskyists. But this obsession with Trotskyism, which has dominated and which continues to dominate the affair, characterizes the procedure and reveals its exact sense. It is necessary to destroy what still lives of October, all but the petrified idolatry. This is preserved religiously, for it is already the death and the decay of the revolutionary spirit. But if Lenin could return to life, he who permitted himself in his Testament to advise that Stalin be replaced in the Secretariat of the party by somebody "more patient, more loyal, more polite, and more considerate of his comrades as well as less capricious," Lenin would receive the honors of a private tumbril. However, since he is happily gone and they have the keys of the mausoleum in safe-keeping, it is against the other guardian of October that they must level their blows. In short, it is Trotsky who must be beaten down. And what must be beaten down in the symbolic figure of Trotsky, we repeat, is whatever opposes the fas- cisization of the Russian state. "The Russian Revolution defends itself," L'Humanite prints in poster letters. No! When the revolution regains power and vitality, it will not need such means as this to defend itself. We, who are not bound to the nationalism of the country in which we were born, we, who do not "love our country" because we know that to love our country in the present epoch is to love and aid the masters who exploit their people, stir them up against other peoples, and prevent their emancipation—we, who are attached only to the emancipation of the international working class, condemn the odious farce of the Moscow trial as a betrayal of the revolution. We condemn yet another maneuver directed against the proletariat of this country. All the accomplices of the operation which the Stalinist bureaucracy has just enacted untiringly repeat the same insults, the same threats, against anyone who hesitates to glorify the Moscow shootings. An intensive propagandist attack is being waged to induce the French workers to give up thinking for themselves, to persuade them that the catechism is sacred and that if they deviate from a single line, a single word, they will also become renegades and traitors. This type of notorious procedure, aimed at the development of the most widespread regimentation and conformity, was not invented yesterday. Unfortunately it is being practiced with an ever more dreadful efficiency. Some honest comrades thus hypnotized are doubtless afraid that if they falter, they will automatically fall into the camp of counterrevolution. We say to them only this: "At what point will you stop 56