He was accused of “formalism,” a catch-all accusation that, like “Trotskyite,” had the ring of execution about it.
Is there anything particularly identifiable with the Trotskyite element that might alert you to anything?
The reason you brought this agent provocateur, this Trotskyite wrecker, to this position of ridiculous power.
Do you associate with Trotskyite Communists any greater disposition to acts of violence than the normal Communist?
And third, that you told him that Oswald had admitted being a Trotskyite Communist.
Levine told me she told him that her husband was a Trotskyite.
Did she indicate how she felt about this description of Trotskyite Communist that he pinned on himself?