Monday, September 10, 2018

Today -100: September 10, 1918: Of Jews, red terrors, and trials

Lev Kamenev is named temporary replacement for Lenin. The NYT points out that the 3 now holding the top positions in Russia (Stalin isn’t on their radar yet), Kamenev, Trotsky, and Yakov Sverdlov, the chair of the All-Russian Central Executive Committee, are all Jews (well, they all have at least one Jewish parent, if that counts).

Headline of the Day -100: 

The Bolsheviks are openly using the term Red Terror as a, like, good thing.

Eugene Debs’ trial begins in Cleveland. 7 members of the audience are arrested for applauding his lawyer’s opening speech. 

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  1. So when did the Times stop using the last "e" in Lenin's name?

  2. And the z in Trotsky's. I've been wondering that myself. Of course the names are transliterated from Cyrillic, so those spellings are just as legitimate as the more familiar ones.