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Stalin, Joseph, 1878-1953. The foundations of Leninism - Image 50. 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/5078.

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Stalin, Joseph, 1878-1953. (1932). The foundations of Leninism - Image 50. Socialist and Communist Pamphlets. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/scpamp/item/5161/show/5078

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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
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 46 FOUNDATIONS OF LENINISM "The question of power is the fundamental question of the revolution." (Lenin.) Does this mean that the only thing required is to assume power, to seize it? No, it does not. The seizure of power is only the beginning. For a number of reasons, the bourgeoisie overthrown in one country for a considerable time remains stronger than the proletariat which has overthrown it. Therefore, the important thing is to retain power, to consolidate it and make it invincible. What is required to attain this end? At least three main tasks confronting the dictatorship of the proletariat "on the morrow" of victory must be fulfilled. They are: (a) to break the resistance of the landlords and capitalists overthrown and expropriated by the revolution, and to liquidate every attempt they make to restore the power of capital; (b) to organise construction in such a way as will rally all toilers around the proletariat and to carry on this work in such a way as will prepare for the liquidation, the extinction of classes; (c) to arm the revolution and to organise the army of the revolution for the struggle against the external enemy and for the struggle against imperialism. The dictatorship of the proletariat is necessary in order to carry out and fulfil these tasks. "The transition from capitalism to communism," Lenin says, "represents an entire historical epoch. Until this epoch has terminated, the exploiters wrill inevitably cherish the hope of restoration, and this hope will be converted into attempts at restoration. And after their first serious defeat, the overthrown exploiters—who had not expected their overthrow', who never believed it possible, who would not permit the thought of it—will throw themselves with tenfold energy, with furious passion and hatred grown a hundredfold into the battle for the recovery of their lost 'paradise' on behalf of their families who had been leading such a sweet