In defence of Leon Trotsky

Hillel Ticktin demolishes Robert Service's much hyped Trotsky: a biography (Harvard University Press, 2009, pp600, £25)

Bob Service’s book on Leon Trotsky has been very widely reviewed by left and right.

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Letters

Stand alone; Politically correct; Iraqi fiasco; Say sorry; Unique oil; Brits out; Misquoted; Blank sheet; Encouraging

Storms and teacups

Both the media and bourgeois politicians want us to concentrate on personal strengths and weaknesses. But that is not the main issue, argues James Turley

Bureaucratic centralism and ineffectiveness

The split of the John Rees-Lindsey German Left Platform from the Socialist Workers Party has generated a small round of discussion on the party question in the left blogosphere, writes Mike Macnair. But what is missing is a recognition of the need for Marxist unity

Crisis poses EU workers' unity

Jim Moody examines Greek left organisations' responses

Hopi week of action

Reports from England, Wales, and Ireland by Ben Lewis, Dani Thomas, and Anne Mc Shane

Developing Marxist theory

The Critique journal is celebrating its 50th issue. Peter Manson spoke to its editor, Hillel Ticktin

By way of deception

Israel is fully signed up to the hypocrisy and double standards of western imperialism, writes Tony Greenstein

Two wrongs don't make a right

Yassamine Mather looks at the politics, hypocrisy and dangers of Ahmadinejad's nuclear programme

Help us out

Robbie Rix says that we need extra - and soon

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