Keyword
in
Collection
Date
to
The proletarian revolution and Kautsky the renegade
Image 31
Citation
MLA
APA
Chicago/Turabian
Lenin, Vladimir I.. The proletarian revolution and Kautsky the renegade - Image 31. 1920. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. June 16, 2021. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/scpamp/item/2136/show/2034.

Disclaimer: This is a general citation for reference purposes. Please consult the most recent edition of your style manual for the proper formatting of the type of source you are citing. If the date given in the citation does not match the date on the digital item, use the more accurate date below the digital item.

Lenin, Vladimir I.. (1920). The proletarian revolution and Kautsky the renegade - Image 31. Socialist and Communist Pamphlets. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/scpamp/item/2136/show/2034

Disclaimer: This is a general citation for reference purposes. Please consult the most recent edition of your style manual for the proper formatting of the type of source you are citing. If the date given in the citation does not match the date on the digital item, use the more accurate date below the digital item.

Lenin, Vladimir I., The proletarian revolution and Kautsky the renegade - Image 31, 1920, Socialist and Communist Pamphlets, Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries, accessed June 16, 2021, https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/scpamp/item/2136/show/2034.

Disclaimer: This is a general citation for reference purposes. Please consult the most recent edition of your style manual for the proper formatting of the type of source you are citing. If the date given in the citation does not match the date on the digital item, use the more accurate date below the digital item.

URL
Embed Image
Compound Item Description
Title The proletarian revolution and Kautsky the renegade
Creator (LCNAF)
  • Lenin, Vladimir I.
Publisher Contemporary Publishing Association
Date 1920
Subject.Topical (LCSH)
  • Communism
  • Proletariat
  • Kautsky, Karl
Subject.Geographic (TGN)
  • Soviet Union
Genre (AAT)
  • pamphlets
Language English
Type (DCMI)
  • Text
Original Item Extent 128 pages; 17 cm
Original Item Location HX314.L3562 1920
Original Item URL http://library.uh.edu/record=b8304409~S11
Original Collection Socialist and Communist Pamphlets
Digital Collection Socialist and Communist Pamphlets
Digital Collection URL http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/scpamp
Repository Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries
Repository URL http://libraries.uh.edu/branches/special-collections
Use and Reproduction Public Domain
Note Translation of Proletarskai︠a︡ revoli︠u︡t︠s︡ii︠a︡ i renegat Kautskiĭ.
File Name index.cpd
Item Description
Title Image 31
Format (IMT)
  • image/jpeg
File Name uhlib_12408672_030.jpg
Transcript Or take the organization of the State. Kautsky seizes upon all manner of petty things, including the system of "indirect" elections under the Soviet constitution, but the essence of things wholly escapes him. He does not see the class nature of the State machinery. By a Mhousand- and-one tricks the capitalists, in a bourgeois democracy —and these tricks are the more skillful and the more effective, the further "pure" democracy has developed— keep the masses out of iftie administration and frustrate the freedom of the press, the right of meeting, etc. The Soviet regime, on the contrary, is the first in the world (or strictly speaking, the second, because the Commune of Paris attempted to do the same thing) to attract the masses, that is, the exploited masses, to the work of administration. The laboring masses are kept away from bourgois parliament (which never decides the most important questions in a bourgeois democracy, as they are decided by the Stock Exchange and the banks) by a thousand-and-one barriers, in consequence of which the working-class perfectly well realizes that the bourgeois parliaments are institutions foreign to them, are an instrument of oppression of the proletariat by the bourgeoisie, are an institution of the hostile class, of the exploiting minority. As against this, the Soviets are the direct organization of the laboring and exploited masses themselves, which enables them to organize and to administer the State by their own efforts in their own manner. The urban proletariat, the advance guard of the toiling and exploited, enjoys under this arrangement a position of advantage due to its being best organized by the large industrial concerns, which enables it best to hold elections and to control the elected. The Soviet system automatically facilitates the rallying of all those who work and are exploited around their advance guard, the proletariat. The old bourgeois apparatus, the bureaucracy, the privileges of wealth, of bourgeois education, of social connections, ( 29 )