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On a Belated Apologia for Khrushchev and Trotsky

On a Belated Apologia for Khrushchev and Trotsky GPD PARESH CHATTOPADHYAY (PC) seems to be almost self-righteously angry (EPW, October 6, pp 1759-60\ Possibly the reason for his anger is that he has mistaken us for an expert. Let us disabuse him of any such notion. There is something in his first few lines which reads like Frehch, Not being a frequent visitor to developed capitalist" world, we do not quite understand the languages spoken there. We do not know any Russian either. Quite often we are not sure even of our English. We seem to be in PC's view reasonably competent in "mounting a well-deserved attack" (hopefully not without any serious supporting demonstration for our conclusions). He is angry that we should be so terribly wrong on the Soviet Union. PC has tried valiantly, if we might say so, to portray Stalin as the worst villain in human history. It is a pity that an apologia for Trotsky, Khrushchev and other critics of Stalin had to be a belated one.

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