The Crisis of the French Section [1935-36]
- New paperback 378 pages.
- Pathfinder Press 2018.
- First published 1978.
- ISBN: 9780873485203
In the mid-1930s workers in France were heading toward a showdown wiht the capitalist cl;ass and their government, including organised rightist forces emboldened by Hitler’s victory.
In letters and articles to a group of several hundred revolutionary fighters in France, Leon Trotsky discusses a range of political, tactical, and practical questions central to the building of a communist party. He explains how even a small proletarian organisation – armed with a revolutionary programme and tested in the class battles of the day – could grow and win the leadership of the working-class movement as the struggles unfolded.