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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