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Trotsky, Leon, 1879-1940. Problems of the development of the U.S.S.R. - Image 47. 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/3778.

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Trotsky, Leon, 1879-1940. (1931). Problems of the development of the U.S.S.R. - Image 47. Socialist and Communist Pamphlets. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/scpamp/item/3784/show/3778

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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 will be.in a position to stand up in time, to close its ranks, and to offer resistance to the bloc of the Ther- miderian-Bonapartist forces supporting themselves upon world imperialism. 18. The Left Opposition can fulfill its duty towards the proletarian vanguard only by uninterruptedly critical work, by Marxian estimations of the situation, the determination of the correct path for the economic development of the U. S. S. R., the path for the struggle of the world proletariat, by the timely raising of living slogans and by intransigeant struggle against the plebiscitary regime which fetters the forces of the working class. 19. The solution of these theoretical and political tasks is conceivable only under the condition that the Russian faction of the Bolshevik-Leninists strengthens its organizations, penetrates into all the important cells of the official party and other organizations of the working class, and at the same time remains an inseparable part of the international Left Opposition. 20. One of the most urgent tasks consists of making the experience of the economic construction in the U. S. S. R. the object of an all-sided and free study and of a discussion within the C. P. S. U. and the Communist International. 21. The criteria for the discussion, elaboration and the, checking up of the economic programs are: (a) systematic raising of the real wages of the workers; (b) closing of the scissors of industrial and agricultural prices, that is, assuring the smytchka [alliance] with the peasantry; (c) closing of the scissors of domestic and world prices, that is, protection of the foreign trade monopoly against the onslaught of cheap prices; (d) raising of the quality of production, to 45