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.

A hundred years on: Trotsky on 1917

One hundred years ago today, by the old Gregorian calendar that was then still in force, the October Revolution took place. The event is simply too big and complex to … Continue reading

October 25, 2017 · 1 Comment

Coming Up On Vulpes Libris

I couldn’t resist this Canadian squirrel popping out from behind his tree to ask ‘What’s Up?’. There’s a revolutionary vibe in the air this week, mixing with the scent of … Continue reading

October 22, 2017 · 1 Comment

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

Coming Up This Week (and in the New Year)

Happy New Year! The Foxes return from our winter holiday break with a varied line-up this week. We also wanted to let you know about what exciting things are on … Continue reading

January 6, 2013 · Leave a comment

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 Q&A: Gabriel García Higueras

Gabriel García Higueras is a Lima-based historian and the author of Trotsky en el espejo de la historia (Trotsky in the mirror of history).  Today he’s talking to Kirsty about … Continue reading

July 12, 2011 · 4 Comments

Coming up on Vulpes Libris

We have action packed week for you all, I hope you you’re all prepared? We have vengeance, history, thrills, spills and tearful goodbyes. Brace yourselves. Monday: Jackie considers The Revenge … Continue reading

July 10, 2011 · Leave a comment

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 · 17 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

Trotsky Week: opening remarks by Geoffrey Swain

Hello and welcome to Trotsky Week!  By way of opening proceedings, I took my trusty voice recorder off to Glasgow University and asked Professor Geoffrey Swain to tell us why … Continue reading

August 30, 2010 · 5 Comments

Coming up on Vulpes Libris: Trotsky Week

We’ll be talking about Trotsky every day this week as our contributors give their opinions on everything from Trotsky’s literary merit and ideological influence to the value – or otherwise … Continue reading

August 29, 2010 · 3 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

School’s Out!

We have a fairly heavy schedule coming up on VL over the next few months, so we’ve decided to take our summer break early this year.  We’re  leaving the site … Continue reading

July 4, 2010 · 3 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

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