Brendan Clifford reviews Dmitri Volkogonov's
Trotsky: The Eternal Revolutionary
(Harper Collins 1996)
In the Gorbachov era General Volkogonov was given the task of writing the true history of the Soviet Union from the secret archives. True history is, of course, history written from the ideological vantage point of the current regime. The current regime will not give you access to its secret archives if you do not see things its ...