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Lenin, Vladimir I.. The proletarian revolution and Kautsky the renegade - Image 46. 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/2049.

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Lenin, Vladimir I.. (1920). The proletarian revolution and Kautsky the renegade - Image 46. Socialist and Communist Pamphlets. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/scpamp/item/2136/show/2049

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Lenin, Vladimir I., The proletarian revolution and Kautsky the renegade - Image 46, 1920, Socialist and Communist Pamphlets, Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries, accessed June 17, 2021, https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/scpamp/item/2136/show/2049.

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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 «,»„, .m *. r—£ £S- sc iS ^ "? T ,« «,»» ° «.« " «»« '<«• <- """"'- " machine for the suppresswn uj advance euard ■mnears then, that the oppressed class, the advance guara of ^those who labor and are exploited in modern society, must take up the final battles between capital and labor, Tut must no" touch the machine through ^^ oppressed by capital: It ^^^^SS^ It must not make use of its aii-emDracmg wg suppross the exploiters! Excellent, magnificent, Mr. Ssky I "We" recognise the class-war, as * >£^ by the Liberals: that is, without the overhtrow of the bourgeoisie! , ■..* Here is where the complete rupture of Kautsky with Marxian Socialism becomes patent and obvious. This is, practically, a desertion to the camp of the bourgeoisie, which is also prepared to admit everything except the transformation of the organizations of the oppressed ciass into State institutions. Kautsky can no longer save his position in trying to reconcile everything and everybody and to avoid all contradiction by means of phrases. One of the two: either Kautsky rejects all transference of State power to the working-class, or he admits that the working- class may take over the old bourgeois State machinery, but objects to its being broken up and replaced by a new proletarian machine. Whether Kausky's arguments are interpreted one way or another, his break with Marxism and his desertion to the bourgeoisie are obvious. Already in the "Communist Manifesto," when describing what sort of State a triumphant working-class needs, Marx defined it as "a State, that is, the proletariat organized as the ruling class.11 Now we have a man pretending to be a Marxist who says thafl the proletariat, organized to a man and waging a final battle against capital, must ( 44 ) i.