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a marxist built for 2

Trotsky in love. Whatever his initial motivations, Bronstein’s revolutionary career began under appropriately romantic auspices. He was introduced by school friends into a radical discussion group conducted by a self-educated Czech gardener named Franz Shvigovsky. Though the group’s subversive activities … Continue reading

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back in the u.s.s.r

Is there a communist morality? It seems that for Communism, defining sexual morality was much more easier than enforcing it. Whether of the left or right, the dark, the sexual,and the immoral aspects of life cannot be simply hidden or … Continue reading

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SILENCE FILLED WITH VIVID NOISELESS BOYS

After graduation and on the eve of his embarkation for France as a “gentleman volunteer” ambulance driver,John ┬áDos Passos’s letters almost exploded with rebellion. “I have been spending my time of late going to pacifist meetings and being dispersed by … Continue reading

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LIKE CATCHING FALLING KNIVES

…The first thing that you found about the dead was that, hit badly enough, they died like animals. Some quickly from a little wound you would not think would kill a rabbit. They died from little wounds as rabbits die … Continue reading

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