Quotation by Leon Trotsky

The slanders poured down like Niagara. If you take into consideration the setting—the war and the revolution—and the character of the accused—revolutionary leaders of millions who were conducting their party to the sovereign power—you can say without exaggeration that July 1917 was the month of the most gigantic slander in world history.
Leon Trotsky (1879–1940), Russian revolutionary. The History of the Russian Revolution, vol. 2, ch. 4 (1933).
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