Vulpes Libris

A collective of bibliophiles talking about books. Book Fox (vulpes libris): small bibliovorous mammal of overactive imagination and uncommonly large bookshop expenses. Habitat: anywhere the rustle of pages can be heard.

Trotsky’s Notebooks 1933-1935: Writings on Lenin, Dialectics and Evolutionism

Bad Kirsty (my inner reader, not so much bad as outspoken):  Hello there.  Bet you thought you’d got rid of us, eh? Good Kirsty (the uptight one in charge of … Continue reading

January 10, 2013 · 4 Comments

Vodka in the jar

Michael Collins, the “outstanding organiser who brought Lenin himself to Ireland to see how the National Loan worked.” Vladimir Lenin, the Russian revolutionary, spoke with a Dublin accent. Do you … Continue reading

October 12, 2012 · 4 Comments

Trotsky: past, present… future? An interview with Tariq Ali

(Originally published: 3rd September 2010) Today’s guest contributor, Tariq Ali, is a writer, activist and political commentator. A leading figure of the Trotskyist movement in the sixties and seventies, Ali’s … Continue reading

November 28, 2011 · 3 Comments

Trotsky: past, present… future? An interview with Tariq Ali

Today’s guest contributor, Tariq Ali, is a writer, activist and political commentator.  A leading figure of the Trotskyist movement in the sixties and seventies, Ali’s engagement with Trotsky goes far … Continue reading

September 3, 2010 · 16 Comments

Trotsky Q&A: Ian Thatcher

Ian D. Thatcher is Professor in History at the University of Ulster, Coleraine. He previously worked at the universities of Auckland, Glasgow, Leicester, and Brunel. His interest in Trotsky goes … Continue reading

August 31, 2010 · 10 Comments

An Interview with George Levy

Please could you introduce yourself to our readers? My name is George Levy, I am a third generation American, a product of Italian and Russian immigrants who found their way … Continue reading

July 20, 2010 · 2 Comments

Talking about Lenin

Could you introduce yourself to the readers here at Vulpes Libris? My name is James Ryan, I have recently completed a PhD in History at University College Cork on the … Continue reading

May 11, 2010 · 11 Comments

Coming Up on Vulpes Libris

Nobody can say the Foxes are averse to tackling the big questions.  Topics this week include Lenin and violence, Haiti and charity, first novels, vast novels and one of Russia’s … Continue reading

May 9, 2010 · 1 Comment

Talking about Trotsky

As everyone knows by now, Kirsty loves to talk about Trotsky and will frequently do so whether you wish to hear it or not.  Today, we set her loose on … Continue reading

October 21, 2008 · 10 Comments

Lev Bronstein: A Life in Pictures

I am a Trotsky specialist. Well, this is not entirely true. Technically, I am also a Bronstein specialist. Trotsky only came into existence with Bronstein’s final name change in 1902, … Continue reading

June 10, 2008 · 14 Comments

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