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Stalin, Joseph, 1878-1953. The foundations of Leninism - Image 34. 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/5062.

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Stalin, Joseph, 1878-1953. (1932). The foundations of Leninism - Image 34. Socialist and Communist Pamphlets. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/scpamp/item/5161/show/5062

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Title The foundations of Leninism
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  • Stalin, Joseph, 1878-1953
Publisher International Publishers
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  • 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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Transcript II 30 FOUNDATIONS OF LENINISM "Economists," to deny the need for an independent workers' party in Russia, to oppose the revolutionary struggle of the working class for the overthrow of tsarism, to preach pure and simple trade unionism in the movement and, in general, to surrender the labour movement to the hegemony of the liberal bourgeoisie. The fight of the old Iskra and the brilliant criticism of the theory of tailism offered by Lenin in What Is To Be Done? not only routed so-called "Economism," but also created the theoretical foundation for a truly revolutionary movement of the Russian working class. Without this fight it would have been quite useless to think of creating, in Russia, an independent workers' party and of its playing a leading part in the revolution. But the theory of deference to spontaneity is not peculiar to Russia. It is extremely widespread, in a somewhat different form it is true, in all the parties of the Second International, without exception. I have in mind the so-called "productive forces" theory, debased by the leaders of the Second International, the theory that justifies everything and conciliates everybody, and which merely states facts and explains them only after every one has become sick and tired of them, and rests content with having stated them. Marx said that the materialist theory could not limit itself to explaining the world, but that it had to change it. But Kautsky and Co. are not concerned with this; they prefer to rest content with the first part of Marx's formula. Here is one of the numerous examples of the application of this "theory." It is said that before the imperialist war the parties of the Second International threatened to declare "war against war" if the imperialists started a war. It is said that on the very eve of the war these parties pigeonholed the "war against war" slogan and applied the opposite slogan, viz., "war for the imperialist fatherland." It is said that the effect of this change of slogans was that millions