Alan B. Spitzer (essay date 1996)
SOURCE: "John Dewey, the 'Trial' of Leon Trotsky, and the Search for Historical Truth," in Historical Truth and Lies about the Past, The University of North Carolina Press, 1996, pp. 13-34.
[In the following essay, Spitzer examines Dewey's role as commissioner of the committee to defend Leon Trotsky, its eventual finding that Trotsky was not guilty of the Moscow purges or of corroborating with Nazi Germany, Dewey's rejection of historical objectivity, and Dewey's conclusion that Trotsky was right although Dewey abhorred his...
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