Natalia Sedova Trotsky
Date: December 12, 1940
Source: Fourth International Volume II, Number 1, January 1941;
Published by the Fourth International Publishing Association, New York City
Online Version: Natalia Sedova Internet Archive, March 2008
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Thank you for the forwarded material. Among other things I received there was also a Minority leaflet from which I learned that Comrade Shachtman continues to call himself: "Editor of Trotsky's Works." As indeed he used to be, but that was when he still belonged to our organization. However, now that Comrade Shachtman has split from us; today when the organ of the Minority polemicizes against us covertly or openly; when individual comrades of the Minority, carried away by factional feelings and corresponding views, permit themselves to voice, without any justification whatsoever, their disregard for the personality of L.D. I consider it necessary to state that Comrade Shachtman cannot any longer come forward as Editor of Trotsky's Works. This, side by side with another of his "callings," that of National Secretary of the "Workers' Party," is not only illogical but demagogic.
NATALIA SEDOV TROTSKY