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Trotsky, Leon, 1879-1940. Problems of the development of the U.S.S.R. - Image 49. 1931. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. December 2, 2020. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/scpamp/item/3784/show/3780.

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Trotsky, Leon, 1879-1940. (1931). Problems of the development of the U.S.S.R. - Image 49. Socialist and Communist Pamphlets. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/scpamp/item/3784/show/3780

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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 27. The bureaucratic utopia of the "liquidation of the kulak as a class" in two to three years on the basis of the peasants' stocks, should be rejected. A firm policy of the systematic restriction of the exploitive tendencies of the kulaks must be conducted. Towards this end, the inevitable process of differentiation within the collective farms, as well as between them, must be followed attentively, and the collective farms in no case identified with socialist enterprises. 28. Stop being guided in economy by considerations of bureaucratic prestige. No embellishment, no hushing up, no deception. Not to pass off as socialism the present transitional economy of the Soviet Union, which stands very low in the level of its productive forces and very contradictory in its structure. 29. To put an end once and for all to the ruinous practise, unworthy of a revolutionary party, of the Roman Catholic dogma of the infallibility of the leadership. 30. To condemn the theory and practise of Stalinism. To return to the theory of Marx and to the revolutionary methodology of Lenin. 31. To re-establish the party as the organization of the proletarian vanguard. Regardless of the greatest economic successes on the one hand, and the extreme weakening of the Comintern on the other, the revolutionary specific gravity of Bolshevism on the world political map is infinitely more significant than the specific gravity of Soviet economy on the world market. While the nationalized and collectivized economy of the U. S. S. R. is raised and developed with all means, the correct perspective must at the same time be retained and it must not be forgotten for a minute that the overthrow 47