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Trotsky, Leon, 1879-1940. Stalinism and bolshevism - Image 3. 1937. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. February 21, 2020. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/scpamp/item/4315/show/4285.

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Trotsky, Leon, 1879-1940. (1937). Stalinism and bolshevism - Image 3. Socialist and Communist Pamphlets. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/scpamp/item/4315/show/4285

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Title Stalinism and bolshevism
Alternative Title Stalinism and bolshevism: concerning the historical and theoretical roots of the Fourth International
Creator (LCNAF)
  • Trotsky, Leon, 1879-1940
Publisher Pioneer Publishers
Place of Creation (TGN)
  • New York, New York
Date 1937
Subject.Topical (LCSH)
  • Communism
Subject.Name (LCNAF)
  • Fourth International
Subject.Geographic (TGN)
  • Soviet Union
Genre (AAT)
  • pamphlets
Language English
Type (DCMI)
  • Text
Original Item Extent 29 pages; 20 cm
Original Item Location HX40.T72 1937
Original Item URL http://library.uh.edu/record=b8320056~S11
Original Collection Socialist and Communist Pamphlets
Digital Collection Socialist and Communist Pamphlets
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Repository Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries
Repository URL http://libraries.uh.edu/branches/special-collections
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Transcript INTRODUCTION I Leon Trotsky's essay is a permanent contribution to the literature of revolutionary Marxism. It is more than general in its scope; it is also of the highest contemporary significance, particularly for the revolutionary party of the American working class which is in the process of formation. To form a proletarian party in our day without relationship to the past, is to create a passing political curio, without roots or future. The new revolutionary party must know what heritage it is basing itself on and what traditions it will carry forward. Those American revolutionists who have long ago broken with reactionary Stalinism and are now completing that stage in their evolution which was marked by the struggle inside the Socialist Party, have already clearly indicated their course: they base themselves on the heritage of Marx and the traditions of Bolshevism. The Communist International has long ago abandoned both the heritage and the traditions, and is now the fiercest protagonist within the labor movement of the monstrous fraud known as bourgeois democracy and the most brutally aggressive guardian, as the tragedy of the Spanish revolution shows, of capitalist private property. It is largely the degeneration of the Stalinist movement, emerging as it did from the Bolshevik party of Lenin, that has given a semblance of weightiness to the arguments of all those who have sought to identify Marxism, Leninism and "Trotskyism" with Stalinism. The now irreparable split in the American Socialist Party, produced by the mass expulsions of its left wing members, has been accompanied by various "theoretical" dissertations which aim to apologize for the reformist 3