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Trotsky, Leon, 1879-1940. Problems of the development of the U.S.S.R. - Image 42. 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/3773.

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Trotsky, Leon, 1879-1940. (1931). Problems of the development of the U.S.S.R. - Image 42. Socialist and Communist Pamphlets. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/scpamp/item/3784/show/3773

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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 which led to the downright catastrophe of the Comintern, was once more the consequence of the criticism of the Opposition. The power of this criticism, with the numerical weakness of the Left wing, lies in general where the power of Marxism lies: in the ability to analyze, to foresee and to point out correct roads. The faction of the Bolshevik-Leninists is consequently already today one of the most important factors in the devlopment of the theory and practise of socialist construction in the U. S. S. R. and of the international proletarian revolution. The Standard of Living of the Workers and their Role in the State Is the Highest Criterion of Socialist Successes The proletariat is not only the fundamental productive force, but also the class upon which rests the Soviet system and socialist construction. The dictatorship can have no powers of resistance if its distorted regime leads to the political indiffei-ence of the proletariat. The high tempos of industrialization cannot last long if they rest upon an excessive strain which leads to the physical exhaustion of the workers. A constant shortage of the most necessary means of life and a lasting state of alarm under the knout of the administration, endanger the whole socialist construction. "The dying-away of inner party democracy," says the Platform of the Opposition* of the U. S. S. R., "leads to the dying-away of workers' democracy in general, in the trade unions as well as * Published in the United States under the title "The Real Situation in Russia", by Leon Trotsky.—Ed. 40