Eighty years ago, in August 1940, Leon Davidovitch Trotsky was assassinated in Mexico by Ramon Mercader, a fanatical agent of the Stalinist GPU. In this article acclaimed historian and thinker Michael Löwy looks at his writing on revolutionary art and assesses their contemporary relevance.
On 31 January, at the Bourse du travail in Paris, Frédéric Lordondebated with Thomas Piketty on his book Capital and Ideology, at the invitation of Les Amis de L’Humanité. The following text is Frédéric Lordon's opening speech, with minimal revisions. Translated by David Fernbach