: "The revolution is made by the minority" Leon "Surrender or Be shot like rabbits" Trotsky, 'hue and Cry over krondstadt', Collected Works, 1938.
Another iffy quote attributed to Trotsky.
How about THIS one that expresses his explicit acknowledgement of MASS action?:
There cannot even be talk here of coercing workers into revolution. There is no apparatus of repression here. Success can rest only upon the readiness of the majority of the toilers to take a direct or indirect part in the struggle and help bring it to a happy conclusion.
Trotsky, 'The School of Revolutionary Strategy' , The First Five Years of the Communist International volume two, Pioneer Publishers 1953, p. 41.
Request: would all you college grads mind adding the edition, year, and PAGE NUMBER when you quote Trotsky, Lenin, etc., etc.? That would assist greatly in CHECKING those quotes. Thank you.