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Stalin, Joseph, 1878-1953. The foundations of Leninism - Image 27. 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/5055.

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Stalin, Joseph, 1878-1953. (1932). The foundations of Leninism - Image 27. Socialist and Communist Pamphlets. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/scpamp/item/5161/show/5055

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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
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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
Digital Collection Socialist and Communist Pamphlets
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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 23 general strike? Where and when have the supporters of the political general strike tried to substitute extra-parliamentary forms of struggle for parliamentary forms? Fourth, has not the revolution in Russia shown that the political general strike is the greatest school for the proletarian revolution as well as an indispensable means of mobilising and organising the proletarian masses on the eve of an attack on the citadel of capitalism? Why then these philistine lamentations over the disruption of normal economic life and the depletion of the coffers of the trade unions? Is it not obvious that the experience of the revolutionary struggle refutes also this dogma of the opportunists? And so on and so forth. This is why Lenin said that "revolutionary theory is not a dogma," that it "undergoes final formulation only ■when brought into close contact with practice in the actual mass movement and in the actual revolutionary movement" ("Left-Wing" Communism: An Infantile Disorder); for theory ought to be the handmaid of practice; for theory "ought to answer the question raised by practice" (What the "Friends of the People" Are, etc.); for it ought to be verified by the data obtained from practice. As regards the political slogans and resolutions of the parties of the Second International, it is enough to recall the history of the watchword "war against war" in order to realise the utter falsity and rottenness of the political practices of these parties which veil their anti-revolutionary work behind imposing revolutionary slogans and resolutions. You all remember the showy demonstration made by the Second International at the Basle Congress at which they threatened the imperialists with the thunders of insurrection if they decided to commence war, and where they proclaimed the menacing watchword—"war against war." But who docs not remember that some time after, before the very