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Zetkin, Klara, 1857-1933. Reminiscences of Lenin - Image 31. 1929. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. October 23, 2020. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/scpamp/item/4599/show/4537.

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Title Reminiscences of Lenin
Alternative Title Reminiscences of Lenin: dealing with Lenin's views on the position of women and other questions
Creator (LCNAF)
  • Zetkin, Klara, 1857-1933
Publisher Modern Books
Place of Creation (TGN)
  • London, England
Date 1929
Subject.Topical (LCSH)
  • Women
Subject.Topical (Local)
  • Politics and government
  • Social conditions
Subject.Geographic (TGN)
  • Soviet Union
Genre (AAT)
  • pamphlets
Language English
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  • Text
Original Item Extent 78 pages; 19 cm
Original Item Location DK254.L4Z48 1929
Original Item URL http://library.uh.edu/record=b8304549~S5
Original Collection Socialist and Communist Pamphlets
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Transcript REMINISCENCES OF LENIN What was Lenin's opinion on all these problems ? He who was capable as no other was, of putting Marxist revolutionary principles into action, and who knew how to conceive of men and affairs in their historical connections and to gauge the relation of forces ? Did he adhere to the "left" or to the "right" ?—all who did not unconditionally welcome the "March action" and the "offensive theory" were labelled "right" and "opportunist." I awaited an unambiguous answer to this question in trembling impatience. It would be decisive for the objects, the power of action, the very existence of the Communist International. Since I had left the Central Committee of the German Party the threads of my correspondence with Russian friends had been torn, and so I had only heard rumours and conjectures as to Lenin's conception of the "March action" and the "offensive theory," some doubtful, some emphatic. A long conversation with him a few days after my arrival gave me an unmistakable answer. Lenin wanted first of all a report on the situation in Germany, in general and within the Party. I tried to give it to him with the greatest possible clarity and objectivity, citing facts and figures. Lenin now and again interjected questions to illuminate certain points, and made brief notes. I did not hide my opinion as to the dangers which threatened the German Party and the Communist International if the World Congress were to accept the basis of the "theory of the offensive." Lenin smiled, his kind, self-confident smile. "Since when have you joined the pessimists ? " he asked. "Don't worry, the plant of the theory of the offensive will not take root at the Congress. We are still here. Do you think that we could have ' made ' the revolution without learning from it ? And we want you to learn from it too. Is it a theory anyway ? Not at all, it is an illusion, it is romanticism, sheer romanticism. That is why it was -D