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Trotsky, Leon, 1879-1940. Stalinism and bolshevism - Image 7. 1937. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. February 22, 2020. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/scpamp/item/4315/show/4289.

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Trotsky, Leon, 1879-1940. (1937). Stalinism and bolshevism - Image 7. Socialist and Communist Pamphlets. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/scpamp/item/4315/show/4289

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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
Digital Collection URL http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/scpamp
Repository Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries
Repository URL http://libraries.uh.edu/branches/special-collections
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Transcript the work of Marx and Engels, as Trotsky is continuing it today—made possible the building of a powerful proletarian party, and the achievement of a "successful revolution" under difficult conditions. Stalinism has not merely made possible, but rather inevitable, the decomposition of the proletarian parties and the accumulation of defeats and catastrophes for the international working class. In this, it has only joined hands with the world social democracy—of all shadings and varieties, including the Centrist species incoherently defended by the editor of the Call. If there were nothing else, these two historical facts would be enough to demonstrate the irreconcilability of Bolshevism (or "Trotskyism" as it is now called) with Stalinism, as well as to, contrast the positive contribution of the one to the negative contribution of the other. The Thomases and Tylers not only cannot achieve a "successful revolution", but cannot even build a substantial proletarian party. They are indeed responsible for the disintegration of the Socialist Party, as Tyler seemed to know only a few weeks before he wrote the editorial from which we have quoted. In the Socialist Review of September 1937, he wrote: "The 'right wing' of the party is really a right wing. In a showdown it acts along the lines of a Popular Front. This group may, in part, object to a People's Front in Europe or in the abstract; but in the concrete in the City of New York, it is pro-People's Front in practice. Its social root is the new layer of trade union petty bureaucrats in the party. ... Their immediate tactic in the party is to decapitate and break the back of the irreconcilable anti-Popular Frontists within the party. This is to be carried through by a mass expulsion of the Trotskyites—'the more, the merrier'—followed by a removal of all left wingers from positions of party importance. "The right wing understands perfectly well that such a move would tear the party to pieces, would leave it weak and emasculated, would leave a New York organ-