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In Defense of Marxism

Introductions by George Novack and Joseph Hansen, appendices by James Burnham: Science and Style: A Reply to Comrade Trotsky, Letter of Resignation from Workers Party. 

Notes, glossary, index.

Format: Paper

372 Pages

Edition: 4th

Year: 1995

Publisher: Pathfinder Press

ISBN: 978-0-87348-789-4

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Writing in 1939-40, Leon Trotsky replies to those in the revolutionary workers movement who were beating a retreat from defense of the Soviet Union in face of looming imperialist assault. He describes how the rising pressures of bourgeois patriotism in the middle classes during Washington's buildup to enter the spreading...

“Trotsky wrote against what he termed ‘an attempt to reject, disqualify, and overthrow the theoretical foundations, the political principles and organizational methods of our movement.’ ” —Book News

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