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Cold Feet

Nicholas Mosley, 8 November 1979

The Tragedy of Leon Trotsky 
by Ronald Segal.
Hutchinson, 445 pp., £12.50
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... that moment until Lenin’s death Trotsky was the obvious and natural heir-apparent. The virtue of Ronald Segal’s book is that, although he goes over much of the ground covered in greater detail by Deutscher, and does not always provide quite enough mapping of contours to guide readers unfamiliar with the territory, he gives a good, straightforward ...

Here for the crunch

R.W. Johnson, 28 April 1994

... Anthony Sher, the ex-clergyman Cosmas Desmond – now the only white man on the PAC list – and Ronald Segal, once editor of the Penguin Africa Library, now bitterly inveighing against the Coloureds for their refusal to vote for the ANC. Such people – I’m one myself – feel they want to be here for the crunch. We all know that this showdown has ...

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