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Stalin, Joseph, 1878-1953. The foundations of Leninism - Image 29. 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/5057.

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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)
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  • Soviet Union
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  • pamphlets
Language English
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  • Text
Original Item Extent 125 pages; 18 cm
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Note Translation of O Lenine i leninizme.
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Transcript THE METHOD 25 proletarian parties in "Left-Wing" Communism: An Infant- tile Disorder: "The attitude of a political party towards its own mistakes is one of the most important and surest criteria of the seriousness of the party and of how it fulfils in practice its obligations towards its class and towards the toiling masses. To admit a mistake openly, to disclose its reasons, to analyse the conditions which gave rise to it, to study attentively the means of correcting it—these are the signs of a serious party; this means the performance of its duties ; this means educating and training the class, and subsequently, the masses." (Little Lenin Library, Vol. 20, p. 40.) ' Some say that the exposure of its own mistakes and self- criticism are dangerous to the Party because the enemy may use this against the party of the proletariat. Lenin regarded such objections as frivolous and wholly incorrect. This is what he wrote on this point in 1904 in his pamphlet One Step Forward, Two Steps Backward, when our Party was still weak and insignificant: "They (i.e., the opponents of the Marxists—J. S.) gloat and grimace over our controversies, and, of course, they will try to pick isolated passages from my pamphlet, which deals with the defects and shortcomings of our Party, and use them for their own ends. The Russian Marxists have already been sufficiently steeled in battle not to let themselves be disturbed by these pinpricks and to continue, in spite of them, with their work of self-criticism and of the ruthless exposure of their own shortcomings which will inevitably and certainly be overcome in the course of the growth of the working class movement." (Collected Works, Vol. VI, p. 161, Russian edition.) Such in general are the characteristic traits of the method of Leninism. The contents of Lenin's method were already, in sub-