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Trotsky, Leon, 1879-1940. Problems of the development of the U.S.S.R. - Image 18. 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/3749.

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Trotsky, Leon, 1879-1940. (1931). Problems of the development of the U.S.S.R. - Image 18. Socialist and Communist Pamphlets. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/scpamp/item/3784/show/3749

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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 A steam boiler, even under rude handling, can do useful work for a long time. A manometer, however, is a delicate instrument which is very quickly spoiled under impact. With an unserviceable manometer, the best of boilers can be brought to the point of explosion. If the party were only an instrument of orientation, like a manometer or the compass on a ship, even in such a case its derangement would threaten with great misfortune. But besides that the party is the most important part of the governing mechanism. The Soviet boiler hammered out by the October revolution is capable of doing gigantic work even with poor mechanics. But the very derangement of the manometer signifies the constant danger of the explosion of the whole machine. The Socialist Dying Away of the Party? The apologists and attorneys of the Stalinist bureaucracy attempt at times to represent the bureaucratic liquidation of the party as a progressive process of the dissolution of the party into the class, which is explained by the successes of the socialist transformation of society. In these theoretical throes, illiteracy competes with charlatanism. One could speak of the dissolution of the party into the class only as the reverse side of the process of mitigating the class antagonisms, the dying away of politics, the reduction to zero of all forms of bureaucratism and primarily the diminishing of the role of coercion in the Near East. His post was taken by a Stalinist mercenary named Agabekov who had hardly taken over his functions when he denounced Bolshevism openly and joined the White Guard camp.—Ed. 16