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Lenin, Vladimir I.. The proletarian revolution and Kautsky the renegade - Image 33. 1920. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. June 17, 2021. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/scpamp/item/2136/show/2036.

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Lenin, Vladimir I.. (1920). The proletarian revolution and Kautsky the renegade - Image 33. Socialist and Communist Pamphlets. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/scpamp/item/2136/show/2036

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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.
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Transcript holding meetings in the best buildings, such liberty of giving utterance to his ideas and of protecting his interests in print by means of tjhe best printing works and largest stocks of. paper, such liberty of appointing men and women of his own class to administer and to organ, ize the State, as in Soviet Russia? The mere thought is absurd that Mr. Kautsky could find in any count/ry one single worker or agricultural laborer in a thousand who, on being informed of the facts, would hesitate in replying to this question. Instinctively, through reading the bare fragments of truth m the bourgeois press, the workers of the entire world sympathize with the Soviet Republic, just because they see in it a proletarian democracy, a democracy for the poor, and not a democracy for the rich, as is the case with every bourgeois democracy, even the best. "We are ruled, and our State is run, by bourgeois bureaucrats, by capitalist parliaments, by capitalist judges"—such is the simple, indisputable, and obvious truth, which is known and felt, through their own daily experience, by tons and hundreds of millions of the exploited classes in all bourgeois countries, including the most democratic. In Russia, on the other hand, the bureaucratic apparatus has been completely smashed up, the old judges have all been driven from their seats, the bourgeois parliament), has been dispersed, and instead the workers and peasants have received a much more popular representation, their Soviets have replaced ths bureaucrats, or are controlling them, and their Soviets have become the authorities who elect the judges. This fact alone is enough to justify all the oppressed classes in regarding the Soviet regime, that is, the Soviet form of the dictatorship of the proletariat, as a million times more demooratic than the most democratic bourgeois republic. But Kautsky does not understand this truth, so obvious to every worker, because he has forgotten how to put the question: democracy for what class? If he starts ( 31 )