Deutscher, Isaac

Deutscher, Isaac doiˈchər [key], 1907–67, English writer, b. Poland. Editor (1926–32) of the Communist press in Poland, he was expelled from the party for his anti-Stalinist views. During World War II he escaped to England in 1939, and he served on the staffs of the Economist and the Observer. Deutscher made notable use of his literary and political acumen in writing a number of excellent works on Soviet topics. Outstanding are his scholarly biography of Stalin (1949) and his trilogy on Trotsky, The Prophet Armed (1954), The Prophet Unarmed (1959), and The Prophet Outcast (1963).

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