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Stalin, Joseph, 1878-1953. The foundations of Leninism - Image 25. 1932. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. October 22, 2020. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/scpamp/item/5161/show/5053.

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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
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  • pamphlets
Language English
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  • 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
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Note Translation of O Lenine i leninizme.
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Transcript THE METHOD 21 series of theoretical dogmas which they always use as a starting point. Let us consider some of them. First dogma: concerning the prerequisites for the seizure of power by the proletariat. The opportunists assert that the proletariat cannot and ought not to seize power if it does not itself constitute a majority in the country. No proofs are adduced, for this absurd thesis cannot be justified either theoretically or practically. Let us admit this for a moment, Lenin replies to these gentlemen of the Second International. But suppose a historic situation arises (war, agrarian crisis, etc.) in which the proletariat, a minority of the population, is able to rally around itself the vast majority of the working masses, why should it not seize power then? Why should it not profit by the favourable internal and international situation to pierce the front of capitalism and hasten the general climax? Did not Marx say, as far back as the 1850's, that the proletarian revolution in Germany would be in a "splendid" position if it could get the backing of a "new edition, so to speak, of the Peasant War"? Does not every one know that at that period the number of proletarians in Germany was relatively smaller than, for example, in the Russia of 1917? Has not the practical experience of the Russian proletarian revolution shown that this favourite dogma of the heroes of the Second International is devoid of all vital significance for the proletariat? Is it not obvious that the experience of the revolutionary mass struggle smashes this obsolete dogma? Second dogma: The proletariat cannot retain power if it does not possess adequate, educated administrative cadres ready for and capable of organising the administration of the country; first of all, these cadres must be trained under capitalist conditions and only afterwards must power be seized. Well, suppose that is so, replies Lenin. But why not do