Thursday, November 07, 2019

Leon's Looks

Leon Trotsky was born 140 years ago today.  A major leader of the communist party in the Russian Revolution, he later opposed Stalin and was written out of Soviet history.  He lived in exile and was assassinated in Mexico in 1940, dying some time after being struck by an ice axe.

Partly because he opposed Stalinism, there are still some Trotskyites who think he wasn't so bad, but that's a pretty low standard. In truth, he was just another foolish communist, supporting a disastrous, insane philosophy.

But I'll give him credit for one thing--he sure looks like a communist.

With his pince-nez, van dyke and glowering eyes, he's got that look.  A picture of him should be used to define "communist" in the dictionary.


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