Our friends Philosophy Football have created a wonderful new t-shirt bearing Trotsky’s wise words that:
“The revolution will inevitably awaken in the British working class the deepest passions which have been diverted along artificial channels with the aid of football.”
Tariq Ali recently said of Deutscher’s work:
For over half a century, Isaac Deutscher’s three-volume biography of Trotsky, a literary-historical masterpiece in its own right, was regarded as the last word on the subject. Many who were deeply hostile to the Russian revolution and all its leading actors nonetheless acclaimed these books: in 1997, asked to nominate his favourite book for National Book Day, the newly elected prime minister, Tony Blair, nominated the trilogy.
Each book in the set is also available individually:
We have one t-shirt and one set of Deutscher’s legendary biography to give away. To win answer two questions:
- Name the text that the above quote from Trotsky comes from.
- What was the name of the Mexican muralist who attempted to assassinate Trotsky?
Entrants must email their answers to enquiries AT verso.co.uk (twitters and comment responses will not be accepted!), with their names and the addresses to which the prize should be sent. The first correct answer will win. The competition is only open to those outside of North America.