Seventy years after his death in 1940, Leon Trotsky, co-leader of the Russian Revolution and founder of the Fourth International, remains among the most contemporary political figures.
In the last 15 years of his life, Trotsky was forced into exile from the Soviet Union, hunted by Stalinist agents, denied a visa by all the major capitalist countries, and eventually assassinated at the hands of the GPU. To this day, Trotsky remains the object of unrelenting attacks, including the publication of a series of biographies aimed at falsifying his role and significance.
David North, chairman of the World Socialist Web Site editorial board and national chairman of the Socialist Equality Party, is a leading expert on Trotsky. He will speak December 12 in Cambridge, Massachusetts on Trotsky’s enduring historical and political legacy.
Cambridge is home to Harvard University Press, publisher of Trotsky: A Biography by Robert Service, one of the biographies reviewed in North’s recently published In Defense of Leon Trotsky .
Sunday, December 12, 3 p.m.
The Meeting Room at Two Arrow Street
2 Arrow Street
(enter door on far right)
Cambridge MA 02138
(Harvard T stop Red Line)