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Stalin, Joseph, 1878-1953. The foundations of Leninism - Image 23. 1932. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. September 24, 2020. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/scpamp/item/5161/show/5051.

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Stalin, Joseph, 1878-1953. (1932). The foundations of Leninism - Image 23. Socialist and Communist Pamphlets. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/scpamp/item/5161/show/5051

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Title The foundations of Leninism
Creator (LCNAF)
  • Stalin, Joseph, 1878-1953
Publisher International Publishers
Place of Creation (TGN)
  • New York, New York
Date 1932
Subject.Topical (LCSH)
  • Communism
Subject.Name (LCNAF)
  • Vsesoi︠u︡znai︠a︡ kommunisticheskai︠a︡ partii︠a︡ (bolʹshevikov)
Subject.Geographic (TGN)
  • Soviet Union
Genre (AAT)
  • pamphlets
Language English
Type (DCMI)
  • Text
Original Item Extent 125 pages; 18 cm
Original Item Location DK254.L4S793F71
Original Item URL http://library.uh.edu/record=b8304488~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
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Note Translation of O Lenine i leninizme.
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Transcript THE METHOD 19 Instead of a coherent revolutionary theory, they propounded contradictory theoretical postulates, fragments of theory isolated from the actual revolutionary struggle of the masses, and which had become transformed into threadbare dogmas. For the sake of appearances, they always, of course, referred to the theory of Marx, but only in order to rob it of its living revolutionary spirit. Instead of a revolutionary policy there was effete philis- tinism, practical politics, parliamentary diplomacy and parliamentary scheming. For the sake of appearances, of course, "revolutionary" resolutions and slogans were passed only to be pigeonholed. Instead of educating and teaching the Party true revolutionary tactics from a study of its own mistakes, we find a studied evasion of thorny questions, which were glossed over and veiled. In order to keep up appearances they were not averse to talking about these awkward questions, only to wind up with some sort of "elastic" resolution. Such were the features, the method of work and the armoury of the Second International. In the meantime, a new period was approaching, the period of imperialist wars and of revolutionary proletarian struggles. The old methods of struggle proved manifestly inadequate and ineffective in the face of the omnipotence of finance capital. It was necessary to review the whole activity and the method of work of the Second International, to drive out its philistinism, its narrow-mindedness, its political dickerings, its renegacy, social-chauvinism and social-pacifism. It was necessary to overhaul the armoury of the Second International, to reject all that was rusty and out-of-date, to forge new weapons. Without this preliminary work, it wras futile to embark upon war against capitalism. Without this work, the proletariat ran the risk of finding itself inade-