Workers' Liberty 3/22: Max Shachtman on Isaac Deutscher's "Trotsky"

Workers' Liberty 3/22: Max Shachtman on Isaac Deutscher's "Trotsky"

Can socialism be built through tyranny? Max Shachtman on Isaac Deutscher's "Trotsky". Download as pdf (see "attachment")

Can socialism be built through tyranny? Max Shachtman on Isaac Deutscher's "Trotsky". Download as pdf (see "attachment")

Marxist Theory and History: 

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Trotsky and Deutscher

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Sean Matgamna

Post-Trotsky “Trotskyism” became known to a very large reading public in Isaac Deutscher’s biography of Trotsky. Its three volumes were published over a decade up to 1963, when the last one, The Prophet Outcast, came out.

Post-Trotsky “Trotskyism” became known to a very large reading public in Isaac Deutscher’s biography of Trotsky. But Deutscher buried Trotsky under a mound of misrepresentations, less gross than Stalin’s, but much longer-lasting.

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Marxist Theory and History: 

Can socialism be built through tyranny? Shachtman on Deutscher

Author: 

Max Shachtman

A biography of Leon Trotsky written by an author who understands that his life was nothing more than his political ideas and political activities, is of necessity a political document. The fact that this biography is written by Isaac Deutscher gives it more than ordinary importance.

A review of the first volume of Isaac Deutscher's biography of Trotsky, and a critical discussion of Deutscher's presentation of how and why Stalinism arose.

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