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Bittelman, Alex, 1890-1982. Trotsky the traitor - Image 10. 1937. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. January 22, 2021. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/scpamp/item/6282/show/6259.

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Bittelman, Alex, 1890-1982. (1937). Trotsky the traitor - Image 10. Socialist and Communist Pamphlets. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/scpamp/item/6282/show/6259

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Title Trotsky the traitor
Creator (LCNAF)
  • Bittelman, Alex, 1890-1982
Publisher Workers Library Publishers
Place of Creation (TGN)
  • New York, New York
Date 1937
Subject.Topical (LCSH)
  • Communism
  • Socialism
  • History
Subject.Name (LCNAF)
  • Trotsky, Leon, 1879-1940
Subject.Geographic (TGN)
  • Soviet Union
Genre (AAT)
  • pamphlets
Language English
Type (DCMI)
  • Text
Original Item Extent 30 pages; 19 cm
Original Item Location DK254.T6B588 1937
Original Item URL http://library.uh.edu/record=b8304439~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 advanced the idea of providing tractors and other complicated machinery to individual farmers and of restoring a new kulak strata. "Finally, the question was openly raised about the necessity of restoring private capital in the towns. It was clear that the question at issue was the restoration of capitalism." Thus in a letter of Trotsky to Radek in December, 1935. Trotsky sought power to restore capitalism. Incredible? Not at all. We shall show later how this was the inevitable result of the entire course of the development of Trotskyism. But, even without that, every unprejudiced person should be able to see that, in plotting the overthrow of the Soviet government, Trotsky couldn't seek anything else but the restoration of capitalism. Consider: in his own writings and speeches he slanderously maintains that the system built in the Soviet Union is not socialism. He further maintains, openly and publicly, that socialism in the Soviet Union alone is impossible. This is a fundamental tenet of Trotskyism. This being the case, it takes little reasoning to understand that Trotsky's plotting for power in the Soviet Union could not be for the purposes of building or maintaining socialism. And if it is not socialism, because this is excluded by Trotsky's theory itself, what can it be? The restoration of capitalism. This and nothing else. And this was exactly what the January trial disclosed and proved. Trotsky does not call it by that name. Radek, for example, speaks of it as the "inevitable leveling of the socialist system of the U.S.S.R. with that of the victorious fascist countries". But the meaning of it is plain: the restoration of capitalism. This being the aim of the conspiracy, Trotsky also had to provide a "suitable" form of government to put through the scheme. And what was that? Radek relates this angle as follows: "In the political sphere, a new feature of this letter (December, 1935), was how the question of power was to be raised. Trotsky said in the letter: " There cannot be any question about any democracy. The working class has lived through eighteen years of the revolution, and 10