This is the grave of Leon Trotsky. Lev Bronstein was born in 1879 in modern Ukraine. His family was made up of wealthy Jewish farmers. At the age of 8,.
I visited the Leon Trotsky home in Mexico City today, where he was assassinated in 1940. Here is his toilet.
Yesterday was Trotsky Icepick Day and to commemorate it, The New Republic reprinted Edmund Wilson's 1933 article on him. Good stuff. It also helped me understand why Trotsky would agree.
In 1939, the reprehensible Martin Dies, chair of the House Un-American Activities Committee, invited one Leon Trotsky to testify before his committee on the evils of Joseph Stalin (PDF in.