April 22, 2024

    A Letter to James P. Cannon [1]

    First Published: Leon Trotsky, In Defense of Marxism, New York 1942.
    Checked against: Leon Trotsky, In Defence of Marxism, London 1966, p.120.
    All footnotes stem from the latter edition.

    January 9, 1940

    Dear Friend,

    Yesterday I sent the Russian text of my new article written in the form of a letter to Burnham. Not all comrades possibly are content with the fact that I give the predominant place in the discussion to the matter of dialectics. But I am sure it is now the only way to begin the theoretical education of the Party, especially of the youth and to inject a reversion to empiricism and eclectics.

    W. RORK [Leon Trotsky]


    1. This letter was written by Trotsky in English.