Leon Trotsky

Trotsky Greets Tresca on 40th Year as Fighter

(April 1939)

Written: 10 April 1939.
Source: Socialist Appeal, Vol. III No. 26, 21 April 1939, p. 2.
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The fortieth anniversary of Carlo Tresca’s participation in the working class movement was celebrated last Friday night in New York City with a banquet in his honor in which representatives of many political shades of opinion joined. Comrade Trotsky sent the following letter to the well-known anarchist fighter:

Dear Comrade Tresca:

In spite of all the profound divergences, which neither you nor I have the habitude to deny or attenuate, I hope that you will permit me to express the deepest esteem for you, as for a man who is every inch a fighter. Your sixtieth birthday is being celebrated by your friends and I take the liberty of including myself among them. I hope that your moral vigor and revolutionary ardor will be conserved for a long time to come. I embrace you whole-heartedly.

April 10, 1939

Leon Trotsky

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