Sunday, July 8, 2012

Trotsky's grandson

Esteban Volkov, Trotsky's grandson and the only living witness to his murder, is 86 years old and still going strong. A recent interview with Volkov in El País, is well worth reading, and not just for the fascinating personal context: There's also a note on current politics:
Volkov likes to be informed, read newspapers and surf the Internet. He applauds the indignados movement, "a raising of the youth's awareness about an archaic system."

(I also just happened to get hold of Salazar's "Murder in Mexico" and Dugrand's "Trotsky in Mexico," from an Irish bookstore of all places - great summer reading!)

Source:  Esteban Volkov, nieto de León Trotski: “Sin memoria no hay futuro”. El País, July 8, 2012.

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