Extracts from an interview with Leon Trotsky by Sybil Vincent, of the London Daily Herald, March 18 1939
Question: Is a world war inevitable? If so, will it mean the end of the capitalist system?
Answer: Yes, a world war is inevitable, if the revolution does not forestall it. The inevitability of the war flows, first, from the incurable crisis of the capitalist system; secondly, from the fact that the present partition of our planet, that is to say above all, of the colonies, no longer corresponds to the specific economic weight of the imperialist states. Looking for an escape out of the