In Defense of Leon Trotsky published in Greek

The World Socialist Web Site is proud to publish for the first time in the Greek language, In Defense of Leon Trotsky by David North.

Leon Trotsky (1879-1940) ranks among the greatest and most controversial figures in the political history of the 20th century. During his lifetime, he was the target of a vicious campaign of lies and accusations by the Stalinist regime in the Soviet Union, which culminated in the assassination of the exiled revolutionary leader.

Seventy years after Trotsky’s murder, long-discredited Stalinist distortions and falsifications of the historical record are finding their way into mainstream academic literature. In this penetrating analysis and comprehensive refutation of three recently-published biographies of Leon Trotsky by well-known British historians—Professors Robert Service, Ian Thatcher and Geoffrey Swain—David North raises troubling questions about the state of contemporary historical scholarship.

Thanks to Chris and John Rigas for the translation.