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Volume six of fourteen volumes overlaying the interval of Trotsky's exile from the Soviet Union in 1929 till his assassination at Stalin's orders in 1940.

Photos, chronology, notes, different writings of 1933 34, index.

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To identify the social order of the US S R with "state capi­ talism" of the American, Italian or German type is to ignore the m ain question of the social order, namely, the property and to open the doors wide to false and d angerous conclusions. On this question there can be for us no ambi­ character, guities and no compromises. The defense of the workers' state from imperialism and counterrevolution remains as heretofore the duty of every revolutionary w o rker. But to serve this de­ fense does not at all m ean to b ecome a tool of Soviet diplo­ m acy.

2. The problem of the proletarian revolution bears, by its very nature, an international character. The proletariat can build a complete socialist society only on the b asis of the world division of labor and world cooperation. The undersigned categorically reject, therefore, the theory of "socialism in one country," which undermines the very found ation of proletarian internationalism. 3. No less energetically must be rej ected the theory of the Austro-Marxists, 68 centrists and left reformists who, under the pretext of the international character of the socialist revolu­ tion, advocate an expectant p assivity with regard to their own country, thereby in reality delivering the proletariat into the hands of fascism.

The combined methods of repression, betrayal and bribery permit the Social Democracy to retain the semblance of discussions, elections, control, etc. , while remaining, at the same time, the apparatus of the imp erialist bourgeoisie within the w orking class. By means of the state apparatus, the Stalinist bureaucracy liquidated the p arty, soviet and trade-union democracy not only in essence but also in form. The regime of p erso n al dic­ tatorship has been fully tr ansmitted from the Communist Party of the Soviet Union to all the Communist Parties of the capi­ talist countries.

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