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Stalin, Joseph, 1878-1953. The foundations of Leninism - Image 38. 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/5066.

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Stalin, Joseph, 1878-1953. (1932). The foundations of Leninism - Image 38. Socialist and Communist Pamphlets. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/scpamp/item/5161/show/5066

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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 34 FOUNDATIONS OF LENINISM or that advanced country. This point of view is now inadequate. Now we must say that objective conditions for the revolution exist throughout the whole system of imperialist world econoni}', which is an integral unit; the existence within this system of some countries that are not sufficiently developed from the industrial point of view cannot form an insurmountable obstacle to the revolution, if the . system as a whole has become, or more correctly, because the system as a whole has already become ripe for the revolution. Formerly, the proletarian revolution in this or that advanced country was regarded as a separate and self-contained unit, facing a separate national capitalist front, as its opposite pole. To-day this point of view is inadequate. To-day it is necessary to speak of proletarian world revolution, for the separate national fronts of capital have become links in a single chain called the world front of imperialism, to which should be opposed the united front of the revolutionary movement in all countries. Formerly, the proletarian revolution was regarded as the consequence of an exclusively internal development in a given country. At the present time this point of view is inadequate. To-day it is necessary to regard the proletarian revolution above all as the result of the development of the contradictions within the world system of imperialism, as the result of the snapping of the chain of the imperialist world front in this or that country. Where will the revolution begin? Where, in what country, can the front of capital be pierced first? Formerly, the reply used to be—where industry is more developed, where the proletariat forms the majority, where culture is more advanced, where there is more democracy. The Leninist theory of the revolution says: No, not necessarily where industry is most developed, and so forth: it will be broken where the chain of imperialism is weakest, for