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Natalia Sedova Trotsky

Natalia Sedova Trotsky

Letter to Fourth International

Date: December 12, 1940.
Source: Fourth International, Vol. II No. 1, January 1941, p. 24.
Online Version: Natalia Sedova Internet Archive, March 2008.
Transcribed: David Walters.
HTML Markup: Mike Bessler.
Proofread: Einde O’Callaghan (July 2015). Public Domain: Marxists Internet Archive (2008). You may freely copy, distribute, display and perform this work; as well as make derivative and commercial works. Please credit “Marxists Internet Archive” as your source.

Dear Friends:

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.


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