What would happen if Marx met Trotsky?
” L.T. – We forged an army of 5 million workers and peasants and together we defeated 14 imperialist armies. We gave land to the peasants! A deeply felt democratic demand that the workers took as their own. The economy and all factories were nationalized, which meant a basis for a development no one could think for any other backwards country in the world.
The revolution ended unemployment, and established 8-hour work days. Divorce was legalized, women’s suffrage was established.
K.M. – Yes, but the Russian Revolution marched in isolation from the rest of Europe.
L.T. – That was our biggest problem, Marx.”
In this episode of the miniseries, “Marx is Back,” a fictitious dialogue between Karl Marx and Leon Trotsky takes place.