What is Trotskyism? Author: Max ShachtmanBy Max Shachtman Our criticism of Trotsky’s later theory of the “workers’ state” introduces into it an indispensable correction. Far from “demolishing” Trotskyism, it eliminates from it a distorting element of contradiction and restores its essential inner harmony and continuity. The writer considers himself a follower of Trotsky, as of Lenin before him, and of Marx and Engels in the earlier generation."Trotskyism is the defence of the great and fundamental principles of the Russian Bolshevik revolution and the Communist International, which it brought into existence. Trotskyism is the principle of workers’ democracy, of the struggle for democracy and socialism..."Publications: Workers' Liberty 3/11: 1917 - revolution for freedom & equalityMarxist Theory and History: Marxism and StalinismMax Shachtman Tweet Read more about What is Trotskyism?