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Stalin, Joseph, 1878-1953. The foundations of Leninism - Image 31. 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/5059.

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Stalin, Joseph, 1878-1953. (1932). The foundations of Leninism - Image 31. Socialist and Communist Pamphlets. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/scpamp/item/5161/show/5059

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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
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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 III. THEORY From this theme I will take three main questions: (1) the importance of theory for the proletarian movement, (2) criticism of the "theory" of spontaneity, (3) the theory of the proletarian revolution. (1) The Importance of Theory Some are of the opinion that Leninism signifies the precedence of practice over theory in the sense that the chief thing in Leninism is the translation of the Marxist theses into deeds, their "fulfilment," that Leninism is rather unconcerned with theory. We know that Plekhanov often chaffed Lenin for his "lack of concern" for theory and particularly for philosophy. We also know that theory is not held in great esteem by many present-day Leninist practical workers, particularly because they are overwhelmed with practical work, which the present situation imposes upon them. This very odd opinion of Lenin and Leninism is, I must declare, quite wrong and bears no relation whatsoever to the truth. The tendency of practical workers to brush theory aside runs counter to the whole spirit of Leninism and is fraught with serious dangers to the cause. Theory is the experience of the labour movement in all countries, taken in its general form. Of course, theory becomes immaterial if it is not connected with revolutionary practice, just as practice gropes in the dark if its path is not illumined by revolutionary theory. But theory can become the greatest force in the labour movement if it is built up in indissoluble connection with revolutionary practice, for it, and it alone, can give to the movement confidence, the 27 I