Tony Cliff

Trotsky: Fighting the
rising Stalinist bureaucracy


Tony Cliff, Trotsky: 3. Fighting the rising Stalinist bureaucracy 1923-1927, Bookmarks, London 1991.
Transcribed by Martin Fahlgren (July 2009).
Marked up by Einde O’Callaghan for the Marxists’ Internet Archive.


Several people have helped in the writing of this book. Many thanks are due to Chris Bambery, Alex Callinicos, Donny Gluckstein and Chris Harman and John Rees for their advice and suggestions. I owe a debt to Ahmed Shawki for help in locating material. Chanie Rosenberg deserves special thanks for writing Chapter Five, Trotsky on Culture, for participating in the editing of the manuscript and for typing it. Thanks are due to John Molyneux for expert critical comment and most valuable stylistic suggestions, and Duncan Blackie for editing.

Tony Cliff, 25 April 1991

Tony Cliff was a member of the Socialist Workers Party in Britain, and wrote many previous books. The first two volumes of this biography, Trotsky: Towards October 1879-1917 and Trotsky: The sword of the revolution 1917-1923, were published by Bookmarks in July 1989 and July 1990 respectively. His other books include the classic State Capitalism in Russia (1974) and two previous political biographies: Rosa Luxemburg (1959) and Lenin (in three volumes 1975-79).

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