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Arthur Ransome: A Letter to America (May 1918)

Arthur Ransome: A Letter to America  (May 1918)

Letters Every day brings a ship, Every ship brings a word; Well for those who have no fear, Looking seaward well assured That the word the vessel brings Is the word they wish to hear. Emerson wrote the poem that ...

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Leon Trotsky’s Living Legacy by Peter Taaffe

Leon Trotsky’s Living Legacy by Peter Taaffe

Review by Peter Taaffe, Socialist Party general secretary, of “The Life and Death of Leon Trotsky”, published in the October 2016 issue of Socialism Today. Trotsky was one of the 20th century’s key figures: co-leader of the Russian revolution and ...

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Brief history of the year 1917 by Clare Doyle

Brief history of the year 1917 by Clare Doyle

  Nearly one hundred years after it happened, on November 7th by the modern calendar, the ‘October revolution’ in Russia in 1917 is still regarded by socialists as the greatest event in human history. Under the leadership of the Bolshevik ...

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Class and Art by Leon Trotsky

Culture Under the Dictatorship (May 1924) Delivered: May 9, 1924. Speech during discussion at the Press Department of the Central Committee of the RCP(B) on Party Policy in the Field of Imaginative Literature. Publisher: New Park, London, September 1974, ISBN ...

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What Is Proletarian Culture, and Is It Possible? -Leon Trotsky

 (1923) Transcribed for the Philisophy/History Archive, mirrored here with permission. Every ruling class creates its own culture, and consequently, its own art. History has known the slave-owning cultures of the East and of classic antiquity, the feudal culture of medieval ...

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Communist Policy Toward Art -Leon Trotsky

(1923) Transcribed for the Internet by Andy Blunden. ( thanks to MIA) It is untrue that revolutionary art can be created only by workers. Just because the revolution is a working-class revolution, it releases – to repeat what was said ...

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