[trot-skee; Russian trawt-skyee]
- LeonLev, or Leib, Davidovich Bronstein, 1879–1940, Russian revolutionary and writer: minister of war 1918–25.
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The bloody effervescence of the Bastille gave way to Robespierre and then Napoleon; Stalin crushed Trotsky.You Say You Want a Revolution?
June 23, 2013
Trying to get to the right of Santorum is like trying to get to the left of Trotsky.Paul Begala on Romney’s Desperate Dive to the Right in the Arizona Debate
February 23, 2012
He does recognize that Trotsky was unable to escape a Jewish identity he had no wish to preserve.
The only major difference between Trotsky and his fellow Bolshevik leaders was that he never got the chance to wield total power.
Service is the first major biographer of Trotsky to portray him as myopic villain instead of defeated prophet.
Far better to have the Democracy of the trenches than the Anarchy of Trotsky.John Brown
Captain R. W. Campbell
Trotsky, he said, was quite another sort—an ambitious adventurer.Under Four Administrations
Oscar S. Straus
Trotsky's answer to Kautsky is not only one side of a controversy.Dictatorship vs. Democracy
And Lenin and Trotsky are the boy Indian-fighters of the world.The Iron Puddler
James J. Davis
At the second congress of the Third International, Trotsky remarked.The Crisis in Russia
- Leon, original name Lev Davidovich Bronstein . 1879–1940, Russian revolutionary and Communist theorist. He was a leader of the November Revolution (1917) and, as commissar of foreign affairs and war (1917–24), largely created the Red Army. He was ousted by Stalin after Lenin's death and deported from Russia (1929); assassinated by a Stalinist agent
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