Stalinism on the Clyde: Workers' Liberty 3/43

Stalinism on the Clyde

Shortly after Harry McShane’s death in 1988 the Marxist historian Ray Challinor wrote:

““Your readers will remember the famous picture of Lenin addressing an open-air meeting in Moscow. On the steps of the rostrum stood Trotsky. But subsequently, when the picture was republished, Trotsky’s figure had been removed.”

At the end of his life Harry McShane had, to his credit, rejected Stalinism; but the story of his years as a Communist Party cadre still needs to be told.

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