Letters, Feb. 22, 1937

Levine, Trotsky & Stalin

Sirs:

What in the world possessed you to describe me in your issue of Feb. 1 as "an avowed, outspoken partisan of Trotsky?" Did the Moscow trial upset you so much? Your account shows that you handled the Moscow end of it much more authoritatively than the Manhattan end.

My article in the New York American, on the basis of which you characterized me as a violent Trotskyite, said:

"The frame-up system has been the cornerstone of Soviet 'justice' since the middle of 1918. Trotsky and Radek, Zinoviev and Bukharin helped build...

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