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Trotsky, Leon, 1879-1940. Problems of the development of the U.S.S.R. - Image 20. 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/3751.

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Trotsky, Leon, 1879-1940. (1931). Problems of the development of the U.S.S.R. - Image 20. Socialist and Communist Pamphlets. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/scpamp/item/3784/show/3751

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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 young Russian proletariat was the first to show in action the combination of the general strike and an uprising, was the first to create Soviets, and the first to conquer power. The backwardness of Russian capitalism did not prevent the upbringing of the most far-sighted proletarian party that ever existed. On the contrary, it only made it possible. As the selection of the revolutionary class in a revolutionary epoch, the Bolshevik party lived a rich and stormy internal life in the most critical period of its history. Who would have dared, prior to October or in the first years after the revolution, to refer to the "backwardness" of the Russian proletariat in defense of bureaucratism in the party! However, the undoubted rise in the general cultural level of the workers which occurred since the seizure of power, did not lead to the flourishing df party democracy, but on the contrary, to its complete extinction. The references to the stream of workers from the village explain nothing, for this factor has always been in operation and the cultural level of the village since the revolution has risen considerably. Finally, the party is not the class, but its vanguard: it cannot pay for its numerical growth by the lowering of its political level. The Brandlerite defense of plebisci- tar}' bureacratism, which is based upon a trade union and not a Bolshevik conception of the party, is in reality a self-defense, because in the period of the deepest falls and degradation of Centrism, the Rights were its most reliable prop. \ Why Did the Centrist Bureaucracy Triumph ? To explain as a Marxist why the Centrist bureaucracy triumphed and why it was compelled to strangle 18