Monday, August 20, 2007

Trotsky's dead

August 20th is the anniversary of Trotsky's untimely demise from the point of a ice-pick .

For those interested this is how the September 1940 Socialist Standard reported the death .

"...Trotsky's personal qualities are of minor interests to Socialists.

As a political pamphleteer he was outstanding and he was also a first-class orator.

But unless the world-proletariat can harness such gifts to serve the struggle for Socialism, they will be wasted and even harmful to workers' interests, although, and as in the case of Leon Trotsky, there is no doubt that his whole life was sincerely dedicated to their cause..."

[ The pic isn't real though]