A letter written to the Italian Trotskyists in 1930 in which Trotsky deals
with the question of the Constituent Assembly and the perspectives for Italy at
that time. He severely criticises those who attempted to mix the slogan of the
Constituent Assembly with that of workers' soviets, and also showed incredible
insight into how the process would unfold once the Mussolini regime collapsed.
The political and social position in Italy is developing at a fast pace. After several years of social truce under
the centre-left coalition government, a sharp conflict is developing. Although we are still at the beginning of the
process, we can say that its consequences will be far-ranging, and that the struggle that is now opening will affect
all layers in the society and will provoke an earthquake in the Italian workers' movement, in the unions and in the
left in general.