His unyielding stance that in a worker's state the workers should have nothing to fear from the state, and that the State should have full control over the trade unions lead him to argue in the Ninth Party Congress for, "such a regime under which each worker feels himself to be a soldier of labor who cannot freely dispose of himself; if he is ordered transferred, he must execute that order; if he does not do so, he will be a deserter who should be punished. Permanent Revolution is the theory that the bourgeois democratic tasks in countries with delayed bourgeois democratic development can only be accomplished through the establishment of a workers' state, and that the creation of a workers' state would inevitably involve inroads against capitalist property. Due to Plekhanov's opposition, Trotsky did not become a full member of the editorial board, but from that point on he participated in its meetings in an advisory capacity, which earned him Plekhanov's enmity. With the help of his faithful deputy Ephraim Sklyansky, Trotsky spent the rest of the Civil War transforming the Red Army from a ragtag network of small and fiercely independent detachments into a large and disciplined military machine. Although the family was ethnically Jewish, it was not religious, and the languages spoken at home were Russian and Ukrainian instead of Yiddish. This book has 585 pages in the PDF version, and was originally published in 1930. the prophet the life of leon trotsky Oct 31, 2020 Posted By Zane Grey Ltd TEXT ID 3364470d Online PDF Ebook Epub Library shipping for many products the prophet the life of leon trotsky 1648 by isaac deutscher editorial the twentieth century have aroused such intensities of fierce admiration Facing military defeats in mid-1918, Trotsky introduced increasingly severe penalties for desertion, insubordination, and retreat. Trotsky's disagreements and conflicts with Lenin and the Bolsheviks prior to 1917, Trotsky's alleged distortion of the events of 1917 in order to emphasize his role and diminish the roles played by other Bolsheviks, Trotsky's harsh treatment of his subordinates and other alleged mistakes during the Russian Civil War, Dorothy Day, founder of the Catholic Worker Movement was deeply influenced by Trotsky's theories and work and wrote extensively about the association between his work and her new movement. Lenin and the Bolshevik Central Committee agreed to create the Supreme Military Council, with former chief of the imperial General Staff Mikhail Bonch-Bruevich at its head, on March 4. endobj Members of the new guard were in their early 30s and had only recently come from Russia. (Their task was made easier by the fact that Trotsky was sick in November and December 1923.) In October 1907, he moved to Vienna where he frequently participated in the activities of the Austrian Social Democratic Party and, occasionally, of the German Social Democratic Party, for the next seven years. (New York: The Viking Press, 1978. The proposal called for a payment of $5,000 for the book, with the advance to be paid to the author in installments. Since he was so closely associated with the policy previously followed by the Soviet delegation at Brest-Litovsk, Trotsky submitted his resignation from his position as Commissar for Foreign Affairs in order to remove a potential obstacle to the new policy. The latter were led by the London-based newspaper Iskra, which was founded in 1900. On the surface, he weathered all of them successfully and was elected one of only five full members of the first Politburo after the Congress. Many commentators speculated after the fact that Trotsky's absence from Moscow in the days following Lenin's death contributed to his eventual loss to Stalin, although Trotsky generally discounted the significance of his absence. leon trotsky 1930. contents notes on the text i foreword ii 1 yanovka 1 2 our neighbors and my first school 19 3 odessa: my family and my school 29 4 books and early conflicts 43 5 country and town 58 6 the break 70 7 my first revolutionary organization 78 8 my first prisons 87 9 my first exile 95 These volumes cover the years , when Trotsky led the political fight world-wide to maintain the continuity of Bolshevik's revolutionary perspective and leadership against the reactionary policies imposed by the Stalinist regime in the Soviet Union.5/5(9). He considered himself an advocate of orthodox Marxism. 10 trotsk8.pdf. They viewed former imperial officers and generals as potential traitors who should be kept out of the new military, much less put in charge of it. He did much of the actual work at the Soviet and, after Khrustalev-Nosar's arrest on November 26, was elected its Chairman. After consultations with Norwegian officials, his transfer to Mexico on a freighter was arranged. Stalin's stubborn opposition to Trotsky's military policies led to an acute personal conflict, which continued, in various forms, for the next 10 years, until Trotsky's expulsion from the Soviet Union. Download Full PDF Package. Representative Dies, chairman of the committee, demanded the suppression of the American Communist Party. Lenin's proposal was accepted 7-4 and the Soviet government sent a telegram to the German side accepting the final Brest-Litovsk peace terms. Reed followed many of the prominent Bolshevik leaders closely during his time in Russia. The Supreme Military Council was abolished and the position of the commander-in-chief was restored, filled by the commander of the Red Latvian Rifleman Ioakim Vatsetis (aka Jukums Vācietis), who had formerly led the Eastern Front against the Czechoslovak Legions. It was not until the summer of 1919 that the dissatisfied had an opportunity to mount a serious challenge to Trotsky's leadership of the Red Army. �g�$4m�ű����:�8��-g�� Iy0Bendstream Trotsky, Leon, 1879-1940: The Kirov Assassination (Toronto: Workers Party of Canada, 1935), trans. Trotsky was able to suppress the contents of the letter in 1921 to avoid embarrassment, but once he started losing power in the early 1920s, the letter was made public by his opponents within the Communist Party in 1924 and used to paint him as Lenin's enemy. 9 trotsk7.pdf. /Resources 1 0 R Smaller, more radical factions like the Workers' Opposition (headed by Alexander Shlyapnikov) and the Group of Democratic Centralism were particularly active. Left Communists, led by Nikolai Bukharin, continued to believe that there could be no peace between a Soviet republic and a capitalist country and that only a revolutionary war leading to a pan-European Soviet republic would bring a durable peace. Books. 11 trotsk9.pdf. Lev Davidovich Bronstein (1879–1940), best known by his pseudonym Leon Trotsky, was one of the top leaders of the 1917 October Revolution which brought a faction of the Russian Social Democratic Labour Party (the Bolsheviks) (RSDLP) to power in Russia. Trotsky wrote: Other senior Communists who had similar concerns sent The Declaration of 46 to the Central Committee on October 15, in which they wrote: Although the text of these letters remained secret at the time, the two documents had a significant effect on the Party leadership and prompted a partial retreat by the troika and its supporters on the issue of intra-Party democracy, notably in Zinoviev's Pravda article published on November 7. remove-circle Share or Embed This Item. Being the Commisar of War and a revolutionary military leader, he felt there was a need to create a militarized "production atmosphere" by incorporating the trade unions directly into the State apparatus. Download books for free. An illustration of two cells of a film strip. On October 8, 1923 Trotsky sent a letter to the Central Committee and the Central Control Commission which attributed these difficulties to lack of intra-Party democracy. As he wrote in his memoirs:[17]. He said, "Introduction of genuine labor discipline is conceived only if the whole mass of participants in productions take a conscious part in the fulfillment of these tasks. This book has 102 pages in the PDF version, and was originally published in 1918. Their criticism of Trotsky was concentrated in three areas: Trotsky was again sick and unable to respond while his opponents mobilized all of their resources to denounce him. Leon Trotsky penned this engaging book to elucidate the complex way in which art informs— and can alter—our understanding of the world. He sided with Lenin against Grigory Zinoviev and Lev Kamenev when the Bolshevik Central Committee discussed staging an armed uprising and he led the efforts to overthrow the Provisional Government headed by Aleksandr Kerensky. This book has 585 pages in the PDF version, and was originally published in 1930. After the events of Bloody Sunday (1905), Trotsky secretly returned to Russia in February 1905. First published in 1930 and written in the first year of his exile in Turkey, this is the autobiography of the Russian Communist leader, Leon Trotsky. Trotsky's control over the military was undermined by reassigning his deputy, Ephraim Sklyansky, and appointing Mikhail Frunze, who was being obviously groomed to take Trotsky's place, in his stead. IWL reunified FI, Branches Orthodox Trotskyism Third camp. He was still en route there when he received the news of Lenin's death on January 21, 1924. /Length 10 0 R 2 trotsk11.pdf. In 1927 Stalin started using the GPU (Soviet secret police) to infiltrate and discredit the opposition. Trotsky was born Lev Davidovich Bronstein, named after an uncle who would, later that month, attempt to blow up the imperial railway carriage. Background. By the time of Trotsky's arrival, the St. Petersburg Soviet was already functioning with Khrustalyov-Nosar (Georgy Nosar, alias Pyotr Khrustalyov), a compromise figure, at its head and proved to be very popular with the workers in spite of the Bolsheviks' original opposition. (Trotsky later argued that these threats were either taken out of context or were used to scare his subordinates into action and were not necessarily meant to be carried out.) The troika was further infuriated by Karl Radek's article Leon Trotsky — Organizer of Victory [37] published in Pravda on March 14, 1923, which seemed to anoint Trotsky as Lenin's successor. Those who were opposed to the line of the Central Committee during the debate were thereafter referred to as members of the Left Opposition. The following day, December 3, the Soviet was surrounded by troops loyal to the government and the deputies were arrested. Find books After Trotsky's expulsion from the country, exiled Trotskyists began to waver and, between 1929 and 1934, most of the leading members of the Opposition surrendered to Stalin, "admitted their mistakes" and were reinstated in the Communist Party. العربية Español Deutsch Français Русский Italiano ... History of the Russian Revolution ( Volume 2) - Leon Trotsky - PDF pdf | 1.34 MB | 419 hits. While in Switzerland, Trotsky briefly worked within the Swiss Socialist Party, prompting it to adopt an internationalist resolution, and wrote a book against the war, The War and the International. Trotsky refused to support Lenin since he was waiting to see whether German workers would rebel or whether German soldiers would refuse to follow orders. The paper avoided factional politics and proved popular with Russian industrial workers. The main characters of this history, non fiction story are Leon Trotsky, Vladimir Lenin. Some of her own writings about Trotsky may be found here: [8], The Venezuelan president Hugo Chávez is the only head of state that ever declared himself to be a "Trotskyist" while being in power. Leon Trotsky The History of the Russian Revolution VOLUME ONE The Overthrow of Tzarism ONLINE VERSION: Translated by Max Eastman, 1932 Library of Congress Catalog Card Number 8083994 ISBN 0913460834 Transcribed for the World Wide Web by John Gowland (Australia), Alphanos Pangas (Greece) and David Walters (United States) 1997 through 2000 This is a vectorized pdf (the letters were converted from scanned raster data to vector data, thus reducing the size of the file and making it somewhat nicer for printing). The first edition of the novel was published in 1929, and was written by Leon Trotsky. [5]. In 1900 he was sentenced to four years in exile in Ust-Kut and Verkholensk (see map) in the Irkutsk region of Siberia, where his first two daughters, Nina Nevelson and Zinaida Volkova, were born. In this he differed sharply from Stalin who was, from May through October 1918, the top commissar in the South of Russia. The Central Committee was split almost evenly between Lenin's and Trotsky's supporters, with all three Secretaries of the Central Committee (Krestinky, Yevgeny Preobrazhensky and Leonid Serebryakov) supporting Trotsky. Lenin was a central leader of the Russian Revolution. Others argued that overthrowing the monarchy was more important and that a well organized and disciplined revolutionary party was essential. Instead of pursuing a mathematics degree, Bronstein helped organize the South Russian Workers' Union in Nikolayev in early 1897. After returning to the capital, Trotsky and Parvus took over the newspaper Russian Gazette and increased its circulation to 500,000. Trotsky had to flee to rural Finland where he worked on fleshing out his theory of permanent revolution until October, when a nationwide strike made it possible for him to return to St. Petersburg. At the First Congress of Soviets in June, he was elected member of the first All-Russian Central Executive Committee ("VTsIK") from the Mezhraiontsy faction. This paper. Lenin, of the Russian Revolution. The alliance proved effective on the issue of foreign trade [33], but it was complicated by Lenin's progressing illness. In the meantime, in early 1920 Soviet-Polish tensions escalated to the point where they eventually led to the Polish-Soviet War. Leon Trotsky's 1905 Table of Contents Prefaces [To the First Edition, Second Edition and Preface to the German Editions] Part of the First St. Petersburg Soviet of Workers Deputies in 1905 Trotsky is in the middle row, fourth from the left. Trotsky continued to insist that former officers should be used as military experts within the Red Army and, in the summer of 1918, was able to convince Lenin and the Bolshevik leadership not only to continue the policy in the face of mass defections, but also to give these experts more direct operational control of the military. While in prison, he married a fellow Marxist, Aleksandra Sokolovskaya, and studied philosophy. Rank and file oppositionists were increasingly harassed, sometimes expelled from the Party and even arrested. When the response did arrive on February 21, the proposed terms were so harsh that even Lenin briefly thought that the Soviet government had no other choice but to fight. Leonard Michaels wrote "Trotsky's Garden", a short story on the last moments of Trotsky. In late 1921 Lenin's health deteriorated and his periods of absence from Moscow became longer and longer, eventually leading to three strokes between May 26, 1922 and March 10, 1923, which resulted in paralysis, loss of speech and finally death on January 21, 1924. In the end, however, the Bolshevik Central Committee once again voted 7-4 on February 23, 1918, which paved the way to the signing of Treaty of Brest-Litovsk on March 3 and its ratification on March 15, 1918. ', 'Everything is relative in this world, where change alone endures. Contact Address: Wellred Books, PO Box 50525, London E14 6WG, United Kingdom. In October 1927, Trotsky and Zinoviev were expelled from the Central Committee. They insisted that it was vital to capture Siberia before the onset of winter and that, once Kolchak's forces were broken, it would be possible to free up many more divisions for the Southern Front. This cannot be achieved by bureaucratic methods and orders from above." ', and 'Life is not an easy matter…. The court found everybody guilty and sentenced the defendants to death, Trotsky in absentia. /Length 4 0 R Almost all of them perished in the Great Purges just a few years later. >> Trotsky was arrested on August 7, 1917 (New Style) after an unsuccessful pro-Bolshevik uprising in Petrograd, but was released 40 days later in the aftermath of the failed counter-revolutionary uprising by Lavr Kornilov. stream Lev Kamenev, Trotsky's brother-in-law, was added to the editorial board from the Bolsheviks, but the unification attempts failed in August 1910 when Kamenev resigned from the board amid mutual recriminations. Vatsetis was put in charge of day to day operations of the Red Army while Trotsky was appointed Chairman of the newly formed Revolutionary Military Council of the Republic and retained overall control of the military. 1937: The Case of Leon Trotsky Significant work! This turnaround planted the seeds of the two Bolshevik leaders' mutual enmity, which lasted until 1926 and, in the end, did much to destroy them both. This man has a story to tell. The first draft of the resolution was rejected by Trotsky, which led to the formation of a special group consisting of Stalin, Trotsky and Kamenev, which was charged with drafting a mutually acceptable compromise. The opposition remained united against Stalin throughout 1926 and 1927, especially on the issue of the Chinese Revolution. In a rare reversal, Trotsky was supported by Stalin and Zinoviev and prevailed against Lenin in the Central Committee. The book was published in multiple languages including English, consists of 240 pages and is available in Paperback format. /MediaBox [0 0 595.273 841.887] He also didn't believe that the Red Army would find much support in Poland proper. The German side resumed military operations on February 18. [31], In the fall of 1922, Lenin's relationship with Stalin deteriorated over Stalin's heavy-handed and chauvinistic handling of the issue of merging Soviet republics into one federal state, the USSR. The trade union. He left New York on March 27, but his ship was intercepted by British naval officials in Halifax, Nova Scotia and he spent a month detained at Amherst, Nova Scotia. However, in October 1924, Trotsky published The Lessons of October, an extensive summary of the events of the 1917 revolution. The Case of Leon Trotsky (Report of Dewey Commission), 1937 epub mobi The Stalin School of Falsification, 1937 epub mobi The Transitional Program, 1938 epub mobi In Defense of Marxism, 1939/40 epub mobi Fascism. The blow was poorly delivered, however, and failed to kill Trotsky instantly, as Mercader had intended. Two secret groups within the Communist Party, Workers' Truth and Workers' Group, were uncovered and suppressed by the Soviet secret police. This is one of a volume series of writings by Leon Trotsky, who along with V.I. With Lenin no longer active, Trotsky did not raise the issue at the Congress. Plekhanov soon parted ways with the Bolsheviks. Based on his experiences there, he proposed abandoning the policies of War Communism,[22] which included confiscating grain from peasants, and partially restoring the grain market. Lenin didn't mind prolonging the negotiating process for maximum propaganda effect, but, from January 1918 on, he advocated signing a separate peace treaty if faced with a German ultimatum. In January 1923 the strained relationship between Lenin and Stalin completely broke down when Stalin rudely insulted Lenin's wife, Nadezhda Krupskaya. In September 1918, the Soviet government, facing continuous military difficulties, declared what amounted to martial law and reorganized the Red Army. This legend is based on two separate episodes. However, he didn't take an active part in politics or socialism until 1896, when he moved to Nikolayev (now Mykolaiv) for the final year of schooling. Trotsky is the subject of a song "Trotsky's Blues" by Santa Fe, NM singer/songwriter Joe West. His frustration with Trotsky was capitalized on by Stalin and Zinoviev, who used their support for Lenin's position to improve their standing within the Bolshevik leadership at Trotsky's expense. The Prophet Armed: Trotsky, 1879-1921, By Isaac Deutscher. Immediately after the XIIIth Congress (where Kamenev and Zinoviev helped Stalin defuse Lenin's Testament, which belatedly came to the surface), the troika, always an alliance of convenience, started showing signs of cracking up. Upon his return, Trotsky was in substantive agreement with the Bolshevik position, but he didn't join them right away. Video An illustration of an audio speaker. Celebrated and feared Baltic Fleet sailors, one of the bastions of the new regime led by Pavel Dybenko, ignominiously fled from the German army at Narva. I am sure Trotsky will uphold my views as well as I. A short summary of this paper. On August 3 1914, at the outbreak of World War I which pitted Austria-Hungary against the Russian empire, Trotsky was forced to flee Vienna for neutral Switzerland to avoid arrest as a Russian émigré. At the XVth Party Conference in October 1926 Trotsky could barely speak due to interruptions and catcalls and at the end of the Conference he lost his Politburo seat. x�M�?�0��=���d�y�&Y�n��I[�Bu���Z�r���xh}D�N7�.f�TJP�Ϫ�v�r��d�K�l�eg6�T\��xe�9�`� C��(�����s�+ ���, Using the name 'Lvov' [2], he wrote and printed leaflets and proclamations, distributed revolutionary pamphlets and popularized socialist ideas among industrial workers and revolutionary students. Report abuse. leon trotsky critical lives Oct 15, 2020 Posted By Debbie Macomber Library TEXT ID 8273ca71 Online PDF Ebook Epub Library socialism as well as the invaluable perspective of an active political militant read leon trotsky critical leon trotsky 1 was highly critical of nicholas ii and the autocracy 2 Though he and Trotsky were later to become mortal enemies, Stalin was influenced by Trotsky's use of disciplinary measures, and expanded the use of blocking units well into World War II. From that point until 1917 he remained a self-described "non-factional social democrat". However, when, on July 5, Trotsky offered his resignation, the Politburo and the Orgburo of the Central Committee unanimously rejected it. He adopted the slogan of "peace without indemnities or annexations, peace without conquerors or conquered", which didn't go quite as far as Lenin, who advocated Russia's defeat in the war and demanded a complete break with the Second International. After a brief hiatus, the Central Powers notified the Soviet government that they would no longer observe the truce after February 17. Trotsky spent much of his time between 1904 and 1917 trying to reconcile different groups within the party, which resulted in many clashes with Lenin and other prominent party members. READ PAPER. [12] As he later wrote in his autobiography:[13], These reprisals included the death penalty for deserters and "traitors", as well as using former officers' families as hostages against possible defections:[14]. The first edition of the novel was published in 1937, and was written by Leon Trotsky. Trotsky defended his position in a series of seven letters which were collected as The New Course in January 1924. He arrived in New York City on January 13, 1917. [34], At the XIIth Party Congress in April 1923, immediately after Lenin's final stroke, the key Central Committee reports on organizational and nationalities questions were delivered by Stalin and not by Trotsky, while Zinoviev delivered the political report of the Central Committee, traditionally Lenin's prerogative. In the run-up to the war and during the hostilities, Trotsky argued[23] that the Red Army was exhausted and that the Soviet government should sign a peace treaty with Poland as soon as possible. Shortly thereafter, pro-Iskra delegates unexpectedly split in two factions. Video An illustration of an audio speaker. There is an urban legend that Trotsky was once an extra in one or more American movies. 1976: Peng Shuzhi's Introduction to book "Leon Trotsky on China" Leon Trotsky on China, 1978. In the meantime, the troika finally broke up. "[citation needed]. 1937: On Democratic Centralism and the Regime 1937: The Lessons of Spain – The Last Warning 1937: Trotsky and the Iron Heel 1937: Zinoviev and Kamenev 1937: Thirst for Power (PDF) An illustration of an open book. He finally made his way back to Russia on May 4 of that year. Trotsky joined the Soviet under the name "Yanovsky" (after the village he was born in, Yanovka) and was elected vice-Chairman. PART ONE Russia's Social Development and Tsarism Russian Capitalism Russian Capitalism At the XIIIth Party Congress in May, Trotsky delivered a conciliatory speech:[40]. The reorganization caused yet another conflict between Trotsky and Stalin in late September - early October 1918 when the latter refused to accept former imperial general Pavel Sytin, who had been appointed by Trotsky to command the Southern Front. With only the Leningrad Party organization behind them, Zinoviev and Kamenev, dubbed The New Opposition, were thoroughly defeated while Trotsky refused to get involved in the fight and didn't speak at the Congress. The troika used his letter as an excuse to launch a campaign against Trotsky, accusing him of factionalism, setting "the youth against the fundamental generation of old revolutionary Bolsheviks"[38] and other sins. The origin of this book was the learned brochure by Kautsky with the same name. They cited the successes of the newly formed (January 15, 1918) voluntary Red Army against Polish forces of Gen. Józef Dowbor-Muśnicki in Belarus, White forces in the Don region, and newly independent Ukrainian forces as proof that the Red Army could successfully repel German forces, especially if propaganda and asymmetrical warfare were used. The resolution was later published and used by Stalin against Trotsky and other opponents. When the United Opposition tried to organize independent demonstrations commemorating the 10th anniversary of the Bolshevik seizure of power in November 1927, the demonstrators were dispersed by force and Trotsky and Zinoviev were expelled from the Communist Party on November 12. When, in mid-July 1922, Kamenev wrote a letter to the recovering Lenin to the effect that "(the Central Committee) is throwing or is ready to throw a good cannon overboard", Lenin was shocked and responded:[30], From that moment until his final stroke, Lenin spent much of his time trying to devise a way to prevent a split within the Communist Party leadership, which was reflected in Lenin's Testament. Disagreements were threatening to get out of hand and many Bolsheviks, including Lenin, feared that the Party would splinter. Stalin's power of patronage[28] in his capacity as General Secretary clearly played a role, but Trotsky and his supporters later concluded that a deeper, more fundamental reason was the process of slow bureaucratization of the Soviet regime once the extreme trials and tribulations of the Civil War were over: much of the Bolshevik elite wanted 'normalcy' while Trotsky was, personally and politically, a personification of a more turbulent revolutionary period that they would much rather leave behind. Trotsky was deported from the Soviet Union in February 1929. Who will execute this? info) (Russian: Лев Давидович Троцкий; also transliterated Leo, Lev, Trotskii, Trotski, Trotskij and Trotzky; October 26 = November 7 (), 1879 in Kropyvnytskyi (nowadays Ukraine) - August 21, 1940 in Coyoacán, Mexico) was the public name of Leib or Lev Davidovich Bronstein.He was a Russian revolutionary and political theoretician. After weighing alternatives, he moved to Norway, where he got permission from then Justice minister Trygve Lie to enter the country, Trotsky was a guest of Konrad Knudsen near Oslo. An illustration of an open book. Works by Leon Trotsky at Project Gutenberg, The First Five Years of the Communist International, Volume 1, The First Five Years of the Communist International, Volume 2, Permanent Revolution & Results and Prospects, The Transitional Program for Socialist Revolution. On March 13, 1918 Trotsky's resignation as Commissar for Foreign Affairs was officially accepted and he was appointed People's Commissar of Army and Navy Affairs (Нарком по военным и морским делам, Нарком армии и флота) in place of Podvoisky and chairman of the Supreme Military Council. He was not allowed to visit Paris. [7] In October 1908 he started a bi-weekly Russian language Social Democratic paper aimed at Russian workers called Pravda ("The Truth"), which he co-edited with Joffe, Matvey Skobelev and Victor Kopp and which was smuggled into Russia. Trotsky argued[21] that Petrograd needed to be defended, at least in part to prevent Estonia and Finland from intervening. Under the penname Pero ("feather" or "pen" in Russian) Trotsky soon became one of the paper's leading authors. "The August Bloc") and tried to re-unite the party. This was the origin of the vision that the young Rorty took with him to college: philosophy is there to reconcile the celestial beauty of orchids with Trotsky's dream of justice on earth. Trotsky considered himself a "Bolshevik-Leninist", arguing for the establishment of a vanguard party. Trotsky temporarily joined the Mezhraiontsy, a regional social democratic organization in St. Petersburg, and became one of its leaders. 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