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Bittelman, Alex, 1890-1982. Trotsky the traitor - Image 14. 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/6263.

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Bittelman, Alex, 1890-1982. (1937). Trotsky the traitor - Image 14. Socialist and Communist Pamphlets. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/scpamp/item/6282/show/6263

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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
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  • 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
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Transcript They come to their shameful end because they have followed this role for many years, have sung the praises of capitalism and have lacked faith in the success of socialist construction and in the victory of socialism. "That is why they come finally to develop a program of capitalist restoration. That is why they proceeded to betray and sell our native land." Trotsky never believed in the possibility of socialism in the Soviet Union. He always claimed—and that can be found in all his writings—that in a backward agricultural country like eld Russia, where the peasantry was predominant and the peasantry could not be won to support the socialist revolution, socialism was impossible. This is the foundation of Trotskyism. Holding such views, it was not at all surprising to see Trotsky propose in 1922 that the industrial plants of the Soviet Union be mortgaged to private capital in order to secure the much needed credits at the time. In fact, Trotsky quite freely theorized on this question. He declared—and that again is a matter of public record—that the Soviet economy was "more and more fusing with capitalist economy", that the Soviet Union "would all the time be under the control of world economy". Recalling these incidents of the "historic path of Trotskyism", Vyshinsky recalls the answer which Stalin had given: "Capitalist control, said Stalin, means political control. It means the destruction of the political independence of our country and the adaptation of the laws of our country to the interests and tastes of international capitalist economy." Trotsky was willing to accept that. Not Stalin. Not the Bolsheviks. Stalin made that quite clear at the time. He said: "If it is a question of such real capitalist control, then I must declare that such control does not exist and never will exist here as long as our proletariat is alive and as long as we have the dictatorship of the proletariat here." Some "clever" writers are exhausting their ingenuity in trying to construct a "fight for power" between Stalin and Trotsky as individuals. It is not that at all. Trotsky defames Stalin and plots against him, organizes terrorist acts against 14