Written: End 1904 - March 1917 (preface, notes and biography written in 1918).
Publisher: Henry Holt and Co, New York, 1918.
Online Version: Marxists Internet Archive, 1999 & 2000.
Transcribed: Alphonsos Pangas.
HTML Markup: Alphonsos Pangas and David Walters.
This work, long since out of print, and suppressed by the political opponents of Leon Trotsky after 1928, makes its debut here on the Trotsky Internet Archive for the first time to the public in 72 years. The essays compiled by M.J. Olgin represent a very good cross section of writings by the co-leader, with V.I. Lenin, of the Russian Revolution, prior to Trotsky’s joining the Bolshevik Party. Most of these works have never been available in English since this Henry Holt & Company edition was published. M.J. Olgin was fluent in several languages including English, Yiddish and Russian. He authored several books on Russian and Yiddish culture. After Stalin’s rise to power after the death of V.I. Lenin, and after Leon Trotsky’s expulsion from the Communist Party of the Soviet Union in 1928, immediately prior the great purges of the Old Bolsheviks [Zinoviev, Kamanev, Bukharin, et al.] in 1935, he quickly issued the classic anti-Trotskyist work, Trotskyism: Counter-Revolution in Disguise
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