American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. The political and economic theories of Communism advocated by Leon Trotsky and his followers, usually including the principle of worldwide revolution.
- n. The political philosophy named after Leon Trotsky that is characterized by the theory of permanent revolution and the theory of the vanguard party.
- n. the form of communism advocated by Leon Trotsky; calls for immediate worldwide revolution by the proletariat
- From Russian Троцкий (Tróckij) (Trotsky + -ism) (Wiktionary)
“Although in some places, for instance in the United States, Trotskyism is able to attract a fairly large number of adherents and develop into an organised movement with a petty fuerher of its own, its inspiration is essentially negative.”
“To criticize the Soviet Union helps Hitler: therefore Trotskyism is Fascism.”
“Trotskyism is an official capitalist organization, a Fascist terrorist band occupied in crime and sabotage against the people.”
“Whether this lessens or strengthens the authority of the IWG in Irish Trotskyism, I don't know.”
“Nothing of the sort was to happen: communism proved itself able to adapt but not to reform, and "Trotskyism" remained one of the few unpardonable heresies of which a dissident on the other side of the Iron Curtain could be accused.”
“Publication was discontinued in 1927, when the persecution of "Trotskyism" became especially intense.”
“This means that all through the discussion of "Trotskyism" in 1923, I was ill.”
“It never entered any one's head to ask if I had renounced "Trotskyism, " as I was asked thousands of times during the period of the epigone decline, by the Cachins, Thalmanns, and others of the hangers-on of the October revolution.”
“Here a test of the relations between "Trotskyism" and Leninism was made on the very touchstone of history.”
“In 1924, after great hesitation, he announced that at last he realized the evil of "Trotskyism, " that is, of the under-appreciation of the peasantry for the success of the democratic dictatorship.”
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