RUSSIA: Trotzkyisms

To an unofficial delegation of the American Federation of Labor, visiting Moscow last week, Leon Trotzky, onetime Soviet War Lord, shock-headed and wild of eye, declaimed upon the ideals of Bolshevism and the countervailing tendencies of U. S. bourgeois democracy.

Said he: "I deny the existence of an American democracy. Under the externals of a political democracy the United States is ruled by a most concentrated capitalistic dictatorship."

Admitting that there was neither free speech nor a free press in Russia, he (who has recently opposed the autocracy of Dictator Josef Stalin,...

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