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Trotsky, Leon, 1879-1940. Problems of the development of the U.S.S.R. - Image 25. 1931. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. August 4, 2020. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/scpamp/item/3784/show/3756.

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Trotsky, Leon, 1879-1940. (1931). Problems of the development of the U.S.S.R. - Image 25. Socialist and Communist Pamphlets. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/scpamp/item/3784/show/3756

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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 of socialism in one country, the basic charter of the Soviet bureaucracy which it raises over the world proletarian vanguard and which sanctifies in advance all its actions, turns, errors and crimes. The web of party consciousness is created slowly and requires a constant renewal by means of a Marxian evaluation of the road passed, of an analysis of the changes in the situation, of a revolutionary prognosis. Without a tireless, critical internal work, the party inevitably falls into decline. However, the struggle of the bureaucracy for self-preservation excludes an open con- strast of today's policy with that of yesterday, that is, the testing of one zig-zag by the other. The less clear the conscience of the ruling faction, the more it is transformed into an order of oracles, who speak an esoteric language and demand an acknowledgment of the infallibility of the elder oracle. The whole history of the party and the revolution is adapted to the needs of bureaucratic self-preservation. One legend is heaped upon the other. The basic truths of Marxism are branded as deviations. Thus, in the process of zig-zagging between classes for the last eight years, the basic web of party consciousness has been ripped apart and torn to pieces more and more Administrative pogroms did the rest. The Plebiscitary Regime in the Party a After having conquered and strangled the party, the bureaucracy cannot permit itself the luxury of differences of opinion within its own ranks, so as not to be compelled to appeal to the masses to settle the disputed questions. It needs a standing arbitrator, 23