Tag Archives: Trotsky

Year in Review: Shooting My Mouth Off in 2014

I may write some magnum opus in the next two days, you never know, but here are links to some of the things I’ve written in 2014, here and elsewhere. I have worked hard to keep my site an eclectic … Continue reading

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The Books: Love, Poverty, and War: Journeys and Essays, ‘The Old Man’, by Christopher Hitchens

On the essays shelf: Love, Poverty, and War: Journeys and Essays Isaac Deutscher wrote a three-volume biography of Leon Trotsky (which I have not read: I mean, life is short, you know? I’m sure it’s amazing). Deutscher’s history is an … Continue reading

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Memoirs of a Revolutionary, by Victor Serge: A Chapbook

A phenomenal accomplishment, written on the run, through deportations, exile, imprisonment, and published posthumously. One of the most important books of the 20th century. Up there with Robert Conquest’s The Great Terror: A Reassessment. Victor Serge was active in Socialist … Continue reading

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Today in history: November 7, 1917

Yesterday’s post was a bit prescient, considering that today is the anniversary of one of the most seismic events of the 20th century: The Russian Revolution (or, at least, that first successful power-grab.) Look at that rogue’s gallery. I love … Continue reading

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Today In History: November 7, 1917

One of the most seismic events of the 20th century: The Russian Revolution. Look at that gathering of rogues. I love the grainy old photographs of all of them – they always look so twinkly and jolly, don’t they? It’s … Continue reading

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The Books: “Animal Farm: A Fairy Story” (George Orwell)

Daily Book Excerpt: Adult fiction: Animal Farm: Anniversary Edition, by George Orwell. Nothing like starting off the weekend with a little Orwell. And I am of the mind that we should never forget Why Orwell Matters … to borrow a … Continue reading

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I Wish I Had a Trotsky

I wish I had a person out there I could blame everything on. I wish I believed in an omnipresent Trotsky force who worked on me in a subliminal way, making me do all the awful things I do. I … Continue reading

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