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Was There an Alternative? 1923–1927.
Trotskyism: A Look Back Through the Years

Vadim Z. Rogovin


This is the first in a seven-volume series by the Russian Marxist historian, Vadim Rogovin, on the history of the Soviet Union between 1922 and 1940. Rogovin traces the complex inner-party struggles of 1923–1927, analyzing contemporaneous official documents, speeches and articles, Soviet archival material, memoirs of participants in political life, and documents by members of the Left Opposition that were suppressed in the Soviet Union for many decades.

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Books on the history of the Fourth International

The Fourth International was established through the struggle of Leon Trotsky and the Left Opposition against Stalinism in 1923, and the International Committee of the Fourth International in 1953. In 1985 the ICFI defended the continuity of Trotskyism against the betrayals of the British Workers Revolutionary Party.

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Celebrating 200 years since the birth of Friedrich Engels

Friedrich Engels was born 200 years ago, on Nov. 28, 1820. Together with his friend Karl Marx, who was two-and-a-half years his senior, Engels co-founded scientific socialism. Two hundred years later, their life’s work is of burning contemporary relevance. Read more about Engels on the World Socialist Web Site.

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