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Albert Goldman

Final Argument to the Jury

(27 November 1941)


From The Militant, Vol. V No. 51, 20 December 1941, pp. 3–5 & Vol. V No. 52, 27 December 1941, pp. 3–5.
Transcribed & marked up by Einde O’Callaghan for the Encyclopaedia of Trotskyism On-Line (ETOL).


The Issues in the Trial

[Introductory Remarks]

A Warning on the Dangers of Prejudice

The Issues in This Case Are Crystal Clear

Documents versus Verbal Testimony

Prosecution Emphasizes Certain Pamphlets

What Socialism Can Do for Humanity

Our Aim Is to Establish a Socialist Society

What Is the Marxist Conception of Social Laws?

The Class Struggle in Society Today

Capitalism in Decline Throughout the World


We Seek to Organize “the Immense Majority
in the Interest of the Immense Majority”


What We Mean by Majority

What the Seeking of a Majority Means

Reactionaries Will Instigate Violence Against Majority

Historic Examples of Violence by Reactionaries

Why We Are Revolutionary Socialists

Our Anti-War Opinions Are Being Prosecuted

Our Attitude Toward Imperialist War

Fascism Is the Product of Decaying Capitalism

The Proletarian Military Policy of Our Party

Military Training Under Trade Union Control


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