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Lenin, Vladimir I.. The proletarian revolution and Kautsky the renegade - Image 92. 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/2095.

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Lenin, Vladimir I.. (1920). The proletarian revolution and Kautsky the renegade - Image 92. Socialist and Communist Pamphlets. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/scpamp/item/2136/show/2095

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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 be extended beyond the neighborhood of large towns (it does extend with us over the entire country). With the matchless and delicious coolness (or pig-headedness) of a Philistine, Kautsky, the Socialist and Marxist, moralises as follows: "They [the expropriations of well-to-do peasants] introduce a new element of uneasiness and civil war into the process of production" [a civil war which has been introduced into the process of production—this is something supernatural!] "which for its recovery urgently needs order and security11 (p. 49) Oh, yes, as regards order and securiUy for the exploiters and corn speculators who are hiding their surpluses, or trying to reck the corn monopoly laws, and are reducing the urban population to sheer famine, it is, of course, only meet and proper that Kautsky, the Marxist and Socialist, should sigh and shed tears. "We are all Socialists and Marxists and Internationalists," sing the Kautskys, the Heinrich Webers, the Longuets, the Mac- donalds, etc., in a chorus, "we all are in favor of a working class revolution, only we should like it not to disturb the order and security of the corn speculators." And this dirty subserviency to the capitalists is masked by a "Marxist" reference to the "process of production"! If this be Marxism, what is flunkeyism before the bourgeoisie? Observe what our theoretician has arrived at. He accuses the Bolsheviks of palming off the dictatorship of the peasantry as the dictatorship of the proletariat, but at the same time he accuses us of introducing civil war into th? villages (which we regard as our merit) and of despatching armed detachments into the villages who publicly proclaim the dictatorship of the proletariat and the poorer peasantry, assist the latter and take away from the speculating richer peasants the surplus corn which they hide in contravention of the corn monopoly law! On the one hand, our Marxist theoretician is in favor of pure democracy, in favor of the subordination of the revolutionary class, the leader of all who toil and are ex- ( 90 )