Leon Trotsky

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Leon Trotsky (7 November [O.S. 26 October] 1879 – 21 August 1940), born Lev Davidovich Bronshtein, was a Russian Marxist revolutionary and theorist, Soviet politician, and the founder and first leader of the Red Army.

Trotsky was initially a supporter of the Menshevik Internationalists faction of the Russian Social Democratic Labour Party. He jo ...
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11 November 2014
The historic ascent of humanity, taken as a whole, may be summarized as a succession of victories of consciousness over blind forces—in nature, in society, in man himself.
11 November 2014
England is nothing but the last ward of the European madhouse, and quite possibly it will prove to be the ward for particularly violent cases.
11 November 2014
You are pitiful isolated individuals; you are bankrupts; your role is played out. Go where you belong from now on—into the dustbin of history!
11 November 2014
Learning carries within itself certain dangers because out of necessity one has to learn from one's enemies.
11 November 2014
Ideas that enter the mind under fire remain there securely and for ever.

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