: If you want to discuss a leftist that was truly a decent man, why not discuss Kropotkin? If you really believe in a decentralized state, why not mention Machkno? Or is holding to the party line so important that you can't even make an honest fight of it?
Trotsky wasn't the party line! He was killed because he criticized it!
He was also killed because he believed---as all Marxists do---that intellectual work and physical work should be equally shared by all people in society(1)---an idea ardently opposed by Stalin.
Think about that, defenders of the social division of labor!
1. Trotsky, Literature and Revolution> , Russell & Russell 1957, p. 11.
: "Doc" Cruel
: P.S. Teddy Roosevelt was, of course, better than the lot of 'em. Bully.