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Lenin, Vladimir I.. The proletarian revolution and Kautsky the renegade - Image 45. 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/2048.

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Lenin, Vladimir I.. (1920). The proletarian revolution and Kautsky the renegade - Image 45. Socialist and Communist Pamphlets. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/scpamp/item/2136/show/2048

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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 This crux namely is: must the Soviets aspire to become State institutions (the Bolsheviks puU forward the demand, in April, 1917, that the whole power must belong to the Soviets, and at the party conference in the same month, tihey declared that they were no longer satisfied with a bourgeois parliamentary republic, but demanded a workers' and peasants' republic of the Commune or Soviet type); or must the Soviets not aspire to assume State authority and to become State institutions, and must they remain "militant organizations of one class" (as Martoff used to put it, discreetly concealing under this innocent wish the fact that the Soviets under Menshevik leadership were the instrument of subjection of the workers by the bourgeoisie)? Kautsky, in a servile manner, has repeated Martoff's words, picking out fragments from a theoretical controversy between the Bolsheviks and the Mensheviks, and transplanting them, without rhyme or reason, on to the general theoretical and European field. The result is such a quid pro quo muddle as to provoke Homeric laughter in every intelligent Russian worker who hears of these arguments of Kautsky. No doubt, wittfi the same laughter, Mr. Kautsky will be greeted by every worker in Europe (except a handful of inveterate Socialist Imperialists) who learns what the question at issue is. Indeed, Kautsky has rendered Martoff a bad service by reducing to an obvious absurdity Martoff's error. Let us, indeed, ex-, amine the result of Kautsky's argument. The Soviets embrace all wage workers. As against financial capital all the previous methods of economic and political struggle of the proletariat are inadequate. The Soviets have a great future before them even outside Russia. They will play a decisive part in the great final battles between capital and labor in Europe. This is what Kautsky says. Very well. But will not the "final battles between capital and labor" decide the question, which of the two ( 43 )