Nearly 70 years after his assassination by an agent of the Soviet government Leon Trotsky (1879-1940) remains the most controversial and misrepresented of all the major figures of the 1917 October Revolution. His historical role and ideas - and even the basic facts of his biography - have been for decades subjected to relentless and unscruplous falsification.
David North, Marxist writer and editorial board chairman of the World Socialist Web Site (wsws.org) will explain the political motivations underlying the falsifications of Trotsky's life and ideas, and, more generally, examine the function and contemporary implications of the lie in historical writing.
At: 2 p.m.
Lecture theatre 1.25
The University of Cardiff
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