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Yvon, M., 1899-1986. What has become of the Russian Revolution - Image 64. 1937. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. November 19, 2019. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/scpamp/item/4766/show/4761.

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Yvon, M., 1899-1986. (1937). What has become of the Russian Revolution - Image 64. Socialist and Communist Pamphlets. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/scpamp/item/4766/show/4761

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Title What has become of the Russian Revolution
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  • Yvon, M., 1899-1986
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  • Integer
Publisher International Review
Place of Creation (TGN)
  • New York, New York
Date 1937
Subject.Topical (LCSH)
  • Communism
  • Economics
Subject.Topical (Local)
  • Social conditions
Subject.Geographic (TGN)
  • Soviet Union
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  • pamphlets
Language English
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  • Text
Original Item Extent 63 pages; 22 cm
Original Item Location HN523.Y8613 1937
Original Item URL http://library.uh.edu/record=b8304536~S11
Original Collection Socialist and Communist Pamphlets
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Transcript The biggest industrialists can always expect to have known and unknown rivals rise against them and defeat them. They can only act empirically. The responsible-specialist, a part of the Plan, can act with much more assuredness than any capitalist. For he commands everything in his region. He holds, centralized in his office, all the threads of activity around him. With chalk and an eraser, by modifying the curves and figures in the graph chart back of his desk, he can change the rhythm of the life of all the human beings in his domain. The well-being of the workers is for him also a little curve, no more than a little curve. Outside of the intellectual interest and moral satisfaction that his work offers him, the specialist has the advantage of enjoying a relative high standard of living, as compared to the misery of the others. He frequents the theater, intellectual and literary circles, concerts. Everything that he enjoys is a part of his function. He has at his disposal an auto, stenographers, various personal help. The next step would be giving him political power. That will come. To start with, the specialist had various social origins. However, preference was given to members of the working class, in the name of which the new world was being constructed. This was of slight consolation to the workers, because bosses of plebeian origin have never been any better than masters with other derivations. What is happening at present is something that has always happened with new privileged castes. It is becoming more and more true that the specialist's son becomes himself a specialist. The specialist's son has the advantage of a high standard of living. This makes him more apt for study. And he has already received from his milieu an education that prepares him for his future life. With the aid of his relatives, he can prepare himself better for the examinations than candidates hailing from other strata. It is quite natural for him to move in the direction indicated for him by everything that he has heard and learned since his childhood. Furthermore, his family has numerous connections. And in that country, pull is essential. Most often the specialists belong to the Communist Party. Thus politics and technique do not wander apart. The higher the sphere, the more Party members abound in it. The responsible-specialist is nearly always a member of the Party. As a result of this condition, the Soviet system assumes a homogeneity and solidity never known in any other regime. The "communist" specialist (in the official sense of the word) is the type of boss par excellence. He is the synthesis of economic and political power. The Class Struggle Continues It is quite obvious that we are not dealing here with a socialist regime in its birth pangs. Neither is the Soviet order peculiarly Russian. I think we have here a new kind of social order, with new classes. We can not accept the subterfuge according to which there are no classes in the USSR but only a "Stalinist bureaucracy." It is not enough that the castes of "specialists" and "responsibles" 62