This is the first comprehensive examination of Leon Trotsky's view on revolutionary organizational principles, and the dynamic interplay of democratic initiative and principled centralism. Mostly in his own words, these writings are grounded in Trotsky's experience in Russia's revolutionary movement, as a leader of the International Left Opposition and Fourth International.
Thomas Twiss Ph.D. (2009), Political Science, University of Pittsburgh, is a Liaison Librarian at that university. He has published articles on Leon Trotsky and translations of a number of Trotsky's letters
“The collection is a knock-out rebuttal to those who claim that there was continuity between the first few years of the Russian revolution and the Stalinist regime.” –Counterfire