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Trotsky, Leon, 1879-1940. Problems of the development of the U.S.S.R. - Image 15. 1931. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. November 23, 2020. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/scpamp/item/3784/show/3746.

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Trotsky, Leon, 1879-1940. (1931). Problems of the development of the U.S.S.R. - Image 15. Socialist and Communist Pamphlets. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/scpamp/item/3784/show/3746

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Title Problems of the development of the U.S.S.R.
Alternative Title Problems of the development of the U.S.S.R.: draft of the thesis of the International left opposition on the Russian question
Creator (LCNAF)
  • Trotsky, Leon, 1879-1940
Contributor (LCNAF)
  • Shachtman, Max, 1903-1972, translator
Contributor (Local)
  • Lewitt, Morris, translator
Publisher Communist league of America (Opposition)
Place of Creation (TGN)
  • New York, New York
Date 1931
Subject.Topical (LCSH)
  • Economic policy
  • Labor policy
Subject.Topical (Local)
  • Politics and government
  • Five-year plan (1928-1932)
Subject.Geographic (TGN)
  • Soviet Union
Genre (AAT)
  • pamphlets
Language English
Type (DCMI)
  • Text
Original Item Extent 47 pages; 20 cm
Original Item Location DK266.T74 1931
Original Item URL http://library.uh.edu/record=b8304559~S5
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
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Transcript vest it with the necessary power of foresight, initiative and resistance. The conclusion that if the dictatorship in Russia was accomplished and afterwards withstood the most critical moments, it was thanks to the fact that in the form of the Bolshevik party it had its center of consciousness and will, can be considered entirely irrefutable. The inconsistency and in the final analysis, the reactionary nature of all species of anarchism and anarcho-syndicalism, consist precisely of the fact that they do not understand the decisive significance of the revolutionary party, particularly at the highest stage of the class struggle, in the epoch of the proletarian dictatorship. The social contradictions can without a doubt reach such an acute point that no party can find a way out. But it is no less true that with the weakening of the party or with its degeneration, even an avoidable crisis in economy can become the cause for the fall of the dictatorship. The economic and political contradictions of the Soviet regime cross each other in the leading party. The acuteness of the danger depends, with each.succeeding crisis, directly upon the state of the party. No matter how great the significance of the tempos of industrialization and collectivization may be in itself, it nevertheless takes second place before the problem: Has the party retained the Marxian clarity of vision, the ideological solidity, the ability of arriving collectively at an opinion, and self-sacrificingly fighting for it? From this point of view, the state of the party is the highest test of the condition of the proletarian dictatorship, a synthetic measure of its stability. If, in the name of achieving this or that practical aim, a false theoretical attitude is foisted on the party; if the party masses are forcibly ousted from political leadership; if the vanguard is dissolved 13