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Stalin, Joseph, 1878-1953. The foundations of Leninism - Image 46. 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/5074.

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Stalin, Joseph, 1878-1953. (1932). The foundations of Leninism - Image 46. Socialist and Communist Pamphlets. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/scpamp/item/5161/show/5074

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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
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  • Vsesoi︠u︡znai︠a︡ kommunisticheskai︠a︡ partii︠a︡ (bolʹshevikov)
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  • Soviet Union
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  • pamphlets
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Original Item Extent 125 pages; 18 cm
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Note Translation of O Lenine i leninizme.
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Transcript 42 FOUNDATIONS OF LENINISM (a) The plan of our "permanentists" notwithstanding, Marx did not at all propose to begin the revolution in the Germany of the 'fifties with the direct establishment of the proletarian power. (b) Marx proposed the establishment of proletarian political power merely as the crowning event of the revolution, after hurling step by step one section of the bourgeoisie after another from its height of power, in order to ignite the torch of revolution in every country after the proletariat had come to power. Now this is perfectly consistent with all that Lenin taught, with all that he did in the course of our revolution in pursuit of his theory of the proletarian revolution in an imperialist environment. It turns out that our Russian "permanentists" have not only underestimated the role of the peasantry in the Russian revolution and the importance of the conception of the hegemony of the proletariat, but have modified (for the worse) the Marxian idea of "permanent" revolution and deprived it of all practical value. That is why Lenin ridiculed their theory, ironically calling it "original" and "splendid," and accused them of refusing to "think why life, during a whole decade, has, passed by this beautiful theory." (Lenin's article was written in 1915, ten years after the appearance of the theory of the "permanentists" in Russia.) (Collected Works, Vol. XVIII, p. 362.) That is why he thought this theory was semi-Menshevik and said that it "takes from the Bolsheviks their appeal to decisive revolutionary struggle of the proletariat and to the conquest of political power by it; from the Mensheviks it takes the negation of the role of the peasantry." (Cf. ibid.) This, then, is how Lenin conceived the growth of the bourgeois-democratic revolution into the proletarian revolution and the utilisation of the bourgeois revolution for the "immediate" transition to the proletarian revolution.