By Ken Coates
A remarkable international campaign is developing strength, on behalf of a man who was executed more than 40 years ago, in 1938, Nikolai Bukharin, colleague and pupil of Lenin, editor of Isvestia, head of the Communist Internationsl and distinguished Marxist scholar, who was shot after he had been compelled to confess to conspiring with Trotsky and others to bring about the downfall of the Revolution in which he had been so colourful a figure.
Bukharin and his colleagues were the victims of the most cynical frame-up of the Century. This book shows how the basis of the indictment against Bukharin has completely crumbled away, even though the Soviet authorities have once again refused to permit the reopening of this case, and justice is still withheld.
The evidence presented includes important documents on the struggle of the Bukharin family for the good name of their most famous relative.
At the same time, Ken Coates shows that the Bukharin case still has profound political implications both for the USSR and the world-wode socialist movement.