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American Committee for the Defense of Leon Trotsky. World voices on the Moscow trials - Image 64. 1936?. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. November 22, 2019. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/scpamp/item/3054/show/3049.

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American Committee for the Defense of Leon Trotsky. (1936?). World voices on the Moscow trials - Image 64. Socialist and Communist Pamphlets. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/scpamp/item/3054/show/3049

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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 While the evidence points to the genuineness of the plot (although it does not thus far seem to us conclusive in regard to Trotsky's personal participation) we see no reason to believe that the present Russian government is in any serious internal danger. It is obvious that the rulers of the U. S. S. R., in common with those in other lands, are in constant risk of assassination either from a madman's bullet or that of a political conspirator. But there is ample evidence that the overwhelming mass of the Russian population now approves of the Stalinist policy of building a successful socialist society first of all in Russia, so that its example can shine out to the world. And we need not shut our eyes to the fact that this position is largely the result of skillful, universal and long-continued influence upon the rising generation—an influence its enemies will call propaganda and its friends, education. To anyone in Soviet Russia thirty years of age or younger, Trotsky is only a name—if even that. In this group is roughly half the population, and it is far the more important half. They have grown up in a new world and they have no contact with any other. The conspirators who have been put to death and the others who, presumably, will meet the same fate, are nearly all middle-aged or elderly. There is no reason to believe that they represent a movement that is growing or has any present vitality of its own, or any future. Perhaps the deepest lesson to be learned from the Russian trial is the profound, unchangeable stubbornness of human nature. From the standpoint of practical expediency, these men had little to gain and much to lose by their effort to bring down the Soviet state in ruins. Even the most quixotic revolutionary terrorists must have known that their chance of success was slight, the likelihood of failure overwhelming, the doom that has befallen them almost inevitable. Over and over again history teaches us that most men are incapable of abandoning the fixed set of ideas with which they equip themselves during their early, more impressionable period. They will die before they will alter, as these sixteen men—and how many others! ■—have died. New York, September 2, 1936. 62