Friday, March 11, 2005

It never really happened at all. Truly, I tell you.

In this post wretchard reminded me of the famous air-brushings of Trotsky. So successful was Stalin's campaign to remove Trotsky from history that I, somewhat more curious about history that most, never even heard of him until after perestroika began. At this point it is probably impossible to rehabilitate his historical stature as the heir apparent to Lenin, someone with enormous influence and popularity during Russia's Civil War and until mid 1920's. Some links to pictures below from the newseum:





Powerful stuff.

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