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Trotsky, Leon, 1879-1940. Problems of the development of the U.S.S.R. - Image 37. 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/3768.

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Trotsky, Leon, 1879-1940. (1931). Problems of the development of the U.S.S.R. - Image 37. Socialist and Communist Pamphlets. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/scpamp/item/3784/show/3768

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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 ism. If the Stalinist apparatus constantly comes to a halt at certain limits, if it finds itself compelled even to turn sharply to the Left, then this occurs above all under the pressure of the amorphous, loose, but ptill powerful elements of the revolutionary party. The strength of this factor cannot be expressed in figures. At all events, it is today powerful enough to support the structure of the dictatorship of the proletariat. To ignore it means to place oneself completely upon the basis of the bureaucratic manner of thinking and to seek for the party wherever the Stalinist apparatus commands and nowhere else. The Left Opposition categorically rejects the estimation of the Soviet state not only as a bourgeois or petty bourgeois, but also as a "neutral" state which has remained in some way without class rulers. The presence of elements oi the dual power in no way signifies, the political equilibrium of the classes. In evaluating social processes, the establishment of the degree of maturity attained and of the termination is especially important. The moment of the change from quantity to quality has a decisive significance, in politics as well as in other fields. The correct determination of this moment is one of the most important and at the same time most difficult tasks of the revolutionary leadership. The evaluation of the LT. S. S. R. as a state standing between the classes (Urbahns) is theoretically inadequate and politically equivalent to a surrender or a semi-surrender of the strongest position of the world proletariat to the class enemy. The Left Opposition rejects and condemns categorically this standpoint as incompatible with the principles of revolutionary Marxism. 35