L. Trotsky

Trotsky Greets Weekly Militant

(July 1931)

Written: 19 July 1931.
Source: The Militant, Vol. IV No. 19, 15 August 1931, p. 1.
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National Committee of the Communist League of America (Opposition)

Dear Comrades:

Our little group in Kadikoy was very happy to receive our old friend, the Militant, in a new form. Let us hope that the paper, with its regular weekly appearance will now exercize not only a doubled but a tenfold influence.

I am sending you an article on the latest turn in Stalinist policy. The world capitalist press violently exaggerated the significance of this turn from its standpoint, but from our standpoint, its significance cannot be estimated too highly. We are approaching a critical stage in the U.S.S.R., which will also have to have its effects inside the party and inside the International. The world crisis, the Spanish revolution the great events in Germany – all these put vast tasks before the Militant. We are fighting for genuinely scientific ideas and principles with inadequate technical, material and personal means. But correct ideas always end by making available for themselves the corresponding means and forces.

Kadikoy, July 19, 1931

With best Communist greetings

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