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The political and economic theories of Communism advocated by Leon Trotsky and his followers, usually including the principle of worldwide revolution.

Trot′sky·ist, Trot′sky·ite′ (-īt′) n.
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Noun1.Trotskyite - radicals who support Trotsky's theory that socialism must be established throughout the world by continuing revolutionTrotskyite - radicals who support Trotsky's theory that socialism must be established throughout the world by continuing revolution
radical - a person who has radical ideas or opinions
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Which means that a thinker and polemicist like Irving Kristol could make the journey from Trotskyite to neo-conservative and still be at the centre of American intellectual life.
Finally, to claim that Unite Against Fascism is a 'revolutionary Trotskyite organisation' is going to surprise some of its supporters, such as our probable next Prime Minister, David Cameron.
In 1955, he launched National Review magazine with a staff that was top-heavy with Trotskyite socialists who would be properly labeled neoconservatives today.
The actors' union Equity has put up with quite a lot in the past, ranging from infiltration by the Trotskyite Workers Revolutionary Party in the 1970s to demands more recently that membership be extended to the likes of television newsreaders and "hostesses" of the type usually to be found entertaining clients in Soho.
Editor James Burnham, one of the most significant and neglected figures of the conservative movement, was a former Trotskyite. Other highly educated former communists, including Whittaker Chambers, also floated around the fledgling conservative movement.
That was when the then leader Neil Kinnock launched his brilliant "you can't play politics with people's jobs" attack on Militant Tendency, the Trotskyite organisation which helped keep Labour out of power for 18 long years.
Although he doesn't mention Jeremy Corbyn's name once, the former MP for Islwyn takes aim at the "Trotskyite left and the Telegraph right" who might have "malign purposes" for taking part in the poll.
Cable said: "I make no apology for attacking spivs and gamblers who did more harm to the Brit ish economy than Bob Crow could achieve in his wildest Trotskyite fantasies."
That alliance being run by a revolutionary, Trotskyite organisation (even according to the anti-fascist organisation Searchlight) thrives on trouble - just as much as the BNP and far-right groups.
I contrasted "transitional demands" ( a well-known Trotskyite technique ( with the recent demands for transition in relation to the Labour leadership.
From the far right to the far left - Respect's founders include the Trotskyite Socialist Worker Party - ideology is vanishing from our political system, replaced by an earnest desire to see the bins emptied regularly and the cracked paving stones fixed.
The truth is that beginning with their Trotskyite phase in the late 1930s, Irving Kristol and others were already hostile to liberalism, viewing Franklin Roosevelt as an imperialist.