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Bolshevism: A Curse & Danger to the Workers

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Published: 1919
Language: English
Wordcount: 7,733 / 31 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 29.1
LoC Categories: HX, HB
Downloads: 1,110
Added to site: 2008.07.14
mnybks.net#: 21515
Genre: Politics
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die Internationale" ("The War and the International"). In that pamphlet he boldly declared that the break-up of the Austro-Hungarian Empire was a necessity. While ridiculing defensive wars, he nevertheless wrote: "The more obstinate the resistance of France--and now, truly, it is her duty to protect her territory and her independence against the German attack--the more surely does she hold, and will hold, the German army on the Western front." Again: "The victory of Germany over France--a very regrettable strategic necessity in the opinion of German Social-Democracy--would signify first of all not merely the defeat of the permanent army under a democratic republican régime, but the victory of the feudal and monarchical constitution over the democratic and republican constitution." Thus wrote Trotzky while still a Social-Democrat, before he became a Bolshevist dictator. How, then, can he denounce France for fighting an "imperialist war," or Britain for helping her to prevent a "victory of the feudal an

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