Author: Leon Trotsky
'War and the Fourth International' was written by Trotsky in June 1934.
At the time Trotsky wrote this statement, the world imperialist economy was still in the grip of the Depression. In January 1933, the Nazis had come to power in Germany and rearmament got underway. The drive towards the imperialist World war II had begun.
'War and the Fourth International' is vital reading today as imperialism, driven by its desperate economic crisis, is going to war against Libya, while still at war in Afghanistan and Iraq.